ABSTRACT

The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian relations in the political, military, energy and trade sectors.

In this comprehensive new volume, authors offer a detailed account on the both the historical context and current status of relations between Russia and China and the geo-political realignments in Eurasia. This analysis of the evolving relationship addresses global strategy, energy politics, national security, human security, and Central Asian links. Individual chapters examine key issues such as China’s economic ascendancy, military relations, the geostrategic position of Mongolia, Japan’s views and historical background. With authors representing a broad range of current active experts and researchers working in Europe, the US, Central Asia, China and Japan, this book offers a long-term and in-depth analysis of the relations and potential developments in both bilateral and international relations.

 

This work will be of great interest to scholars of international relations, Asian security, and the Eurasian region.

chapter 2|18 pages

Political and cultural roots of Sino-Russian partnership

ByLOWELL DITTMER

chapter 3|19 pages

The Russia-China-US triangle and its post-Cold War fate

ByBOBO LO

chapter 4|23 pages

Russia and the geopolitics of Eurasia in historical perspective

ByBRUCE PARROTT

chapter 7|27 pages

Recent trends in Russo-Chinese military relations

BySTEPHEN BLANK

chapter 8|23 pages

Multiple levels of Sino-Russian energy relations

ByGAYE CHRISTOFFERSEN

chapter 9|21 pages

Sino-Japanese competition over Russian oil

BySHOICHI ITOH

chapter 11|15 pages

Chinese views of the Russia-Georgia confl ict and its impact

BySUN ZHUANGZHI, ZHAO HUIRONG

chapter 12|24 pages

Asiatica: Sino-Russian heartland and the Mongolian state

ByROBERT E. BEDESKI