The Sino-Russian relationship: fellow travellers in the West-dominated world

Kaczmarski, M. (2018) The Sino-Russian relationship: fellow travellers in the West-dominated world. China Quarterly, 236, pp. 1197-1205. (doi: 10.1017/S0305741018001649)

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A decade ago, Beijing's relations with Moscow were of marginal interest to China scholars. Topics such as growing Sino-American interdependence-cum-rivalry, engagement with East Asia or relations with the developing world overshadowed China's relationship with its northern neighbour. Scholars preoccupied with Russia's foreign policy did not pay much attention either, regarding the Kremlin's policy towards China as part and parcel of Russia's grand strategy directed towards the West. The main dividing line among those few who took a closer look ran between sceptics and alarmists. The former interpreted the post-Cold War rapprochement as superficial and envisioned an imminent clash of interests between the two states. The latter, a minority, saw the prospect of an anti-Western alliance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaczmarski, Dr Marcin
Authors: Kaczmarski, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:China Quarterly
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1468-2648
Published Online:20 December 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 SOAS University of London
First Published:First published in China Quarterly 236:1197-1205
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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