Behind China and Russia’s ‘Special Relationship’ – Bob Savic – The Diplomat

The rise of a more politically and militarily assertive Russia and an economically and institutionally ascendant China may be characterized as the two principal forces challenging the United States in global policymaking. China’s and Russia’s strategies for international expansion, in each of their respective areas of policy specialization, are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Arguably, both… Leer más Behind China and Russia’s ‘Special Relationship’ – Bob Savic – The Diplomat

Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy – Samir Tata – The Diplomat

Given continued American global naval supremacy, which is unlikely to be challenged successfully in the foreseeable future, Beijing’s highest strategic priority is to ensure energy security by connecting friendly major oil and gas producers to China via pipelines transiting through land routes beyond the effective military reach of the United States. If successful, within a… Leer más Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy – Samir Tata – The Diplomat