This project follows and examines the strategic partnership between Russia and China, the impact these relations have on the pattern of peaceful cooperation and conflict management in East-Asia, and to which extent and how the Ukraine crisis plays into the relationship.
- To what extent and how does Russia try to influence relations between China and other countries in East Asia?
- How much extra leverage could China gain through engaging Russia in its Korea diplomacy, and in its disputes with other East Asian powers?
- How may other East Asian powers affect the viability of the Russian-Chinese proto-alliance?
The project is funded in three phases by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. It is coordinated with the East Asian Peace program at Uppsala University, led by Stein Tønnesson.