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China's strategic convergence with Russia

Ong, R. (2009) China's strategic convergence with Russia. Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 21 (3). pp. 315-328. ISSN 1016-3271

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This article examines the basis for China's strategic convergence with Russia in the current era, as well as assesses the viability of this convergence in the longer term. It will be argued that the convergence primarily reflects both Chinese and Russian concerns about the lone superpower's preponderance in the international system and its perceived intentions. These concerns relate to the military sphere as well as non-military considerations such as ideological differences. Ultimately, Sino-Russia strategic convergence exists as long as a huge capability gap persists between each partner and the United States. In the short-run at least, China and Russia will continue to balance against the United States.

Item type: Article
ID code: 19860
Keywords: China, strategic convergence, Russia, superpower, international system, military, Political institutions Asia, Political Science and International Relations, Safety Research, Sociology and Political Science
Subjects: Political Science > Political institutions Asia
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 15:20
Last modified: 21 May 2015 12:07

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