Tag: #Russia

Dissecting the Confluence of China and Russia’s Propaganda Efforts in Central Europe

With the war in Ukraine dominating the media headlines, China’s reaction to the Russian invasion has merited close attention. While continuously proclaiming the respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, the complex nature of the situation, and the...

Voice for CHOICE #18: India’s Geopolitical Conundrums with Jagannath Panda

India has found itself in a difficult position after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Moscow has been a long-standing partner for India in multilateral fora but also in terms of defense cooperation, playing a key role in India’s national security. More...

Backing Russia on Ukraine: China’s Messaging in Central and Eastern Europe

A new CHOICE briefing paper analyzes Chinese messaging on the war in Ukraine targeting nine NATO and EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, i.e., Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Romania. The...

China’s Belt and Road Loses a Notch and Gains a Bump

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in full sway, China’s plans to expand trade and fortify transportation ties with Central and Eastern Europe have been thrown into disarray. Yet, even though the Russian war on Ukraine...

Will China Challenge the US on the Kosovo Issue?

This article was originally published in The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author with minor changes. On May 7, 1999, during NATO’s Operation Allied Force that put an end...

How China Lost Central and Eastern Europe

The article was originally published by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in English and German and is republished here with permission. Central and Eastern Europe’s attention is currently fixed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

The EU Has the Power to Hold the China-Russia Axis in Check

By providing political support for Russia amidst the invasion of Ukraine, Beijing made itself a notable part of the European security equation – if not directly, then as Moscow's enabler. This new reality was addressed, correctly, with...

Voice for CHOICE #17: Examining EU Indo-Pacific Engagement with Antoine Bondaz

Prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Indo-Pacific was one of the most prominent focuses pushed by politicians from Brussels to Berlin and Paris. After France, Germany and the Netherlands released their own strategies for the...

The EU Must Adjust Expectations for Beijing Amid Invasion of Ukraine

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. When Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, the eyes of many turned swiftly...

More of the Same for Hungary’s China Policy?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. On April 3, Hungarians went to the polls to vote in one of the country's...

Voice for CHOICE #16: Sino-Russian Relations with Filip Šebok and Pavel Havlíček

While opaque statements from Chinese officials and abstentions at the UN have kept Moscow at arm's length amid the invasion of Ukraine, a joint statement by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping that proclaimed alignment on key issues like Taiwan and NATO still stokes concern...