Roundtable: The Convergence of Authoritarian Influencing Methods
As part of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, the Association of International Affairs (AMO) in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a roundtable discussion on the topic of Sino-Russian confluence with regard to…
Voice for CHOICE #27: Sino-Russian Partnership under Scrutiny with Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova
China’s special diplomatic mission is touring Kyiv, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and Moscow in a stated mission to search for a political solution to the war in Ukraine. However, a number of Central and Eastern…
Why Using Beijing to Hedge Against Moscow Is Futile
While the offer to join and grow within the liberal international system has been on the table for both Moscow and Beijing, neither has been willing to accept the rules of the game. Authoritarian expansionism, in moral and in territorial terms, remains the key goal for both regimes.
Anticipating China’s New Paradigm for Central Asia
In what is the first instance of China hosting an offline summit with all five Central Asian states, the event is expected to bring significant results dwarfing other major players’ ambitions in the region.
“Depends on How You Look at It”: Russia Struggles to Explain Why “Power of Siberia 2” Is Still Not Happening
Even as Russia and China project an image of a tight partnership, the failure to reach a deal on the Power of Siberia 2 pipelines complicates Moscow’s official narrative.
China and Central Asia: Outside the Spotlight, but Always on the Table
Central Asian governments have grown used to accommodating the different priorities of outside partners and leveraging them for their own benefit, making sure not to become anyone’s playground. As Russia’s standing comes under question and China holds its ground, Western countries need to come up with an approach that is attuned to the region’s preferences.
Straightening out China-Iran Ties
Despite Raisi’s historic visit to China, bilateral ties will continue facing serious challenges. Beijing will remain highly pragmatic toward the Islamic Republic and Middle East at large, avoiding picking sides.
The Sino-Russian Energy Partnership: A Strategic Response to a Turbulent World?
Even as debates about the characterization of the Sino-Russian partnership continue, energy cooperation between the two grows in intensity.
Chinese Puzzles – Putin’s Long War in Ukraine
This article was originally published at China Foresight, LSE IDEAS, and is republished here as part of a partnership between CHOICE and China Foresight. Ukrainian military successes in the second half of 2022 have not only precipitated…
BEST OF CHOICE 2022
The past twelve months have been turbulent for China-CEE relations. China-Russia ‘No Limits’ Partnership, China’s tacit support of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Beijing’s damage control missions and Estonia and Latvia’s decisions to leave 16+1…