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Sino-Russian Relations: Toward a Second Split?

Published by in Publication · 9 August 2018
Tags: ChinaRussiaUnitedStatesGrandStrategySecurityInternationalRelations
Here we go with another article on Geopolitical Monitor!

Good Sino-Russian relations are often given for granted. While it is true that they are cooperating out of common anti-US interests, there are various issues that threaten the long-term tenure of their strategic partnership.

It will probably take decades for them to produce their effects, but this may lead to a second Sino-Russian split akin to the one occurred in the 60s. And like then, this may give America a golden opportunity for a grand strategy move: to align itself with Russia to counter the main competitor (China), in a reverse scenario of what the Nixon administration did in 1971-72 (opening to the PRC to press the USSR).

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