The Great Power Shift: a Russia-China Alliance
Date Written: 05/07/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21033
A significant powershift in the triangular relaionship between the US, Russia and China is occuring as Sino-Russian relations are improving.
Excerpt: Gone are the days when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger skillfully took advantage of the Sino-Soviet rivalry and played the two countries off against each other, extracting concessions from each. Slowly but surely, the strategic equation has markedly changed and the Sino-Russian rapprochement signals a tectonic shift to Washingtons distinct detriment, a change largely due to U.S. actions that have pushed the two countries closer together.