China and Russia…is this the alliance that is trying to rule the world
US hawks and neocons are concerned about Russia’s further rapprochement with China, fearing that it could evolve into a powerful military alliance; should the US beware of the “Eurasian colossus?”
Western geostrategists are closely watching the process of Sino-Russian rapprochement: some US skeptics are expressing doubts that the alliance has a bright future; other Western observers are beating drums over increasing cooperation between the Dragon and the Bear.
Professor Goldstein noted that China and Russia currently have lots of shared political interests. A major turning point for Sino-Russian rapprochement was the NATO intervention in Libya in 2011, the professor remarked, citing Chinese analysts. The so-called “Arab Spring” and Ukrainian February coup of 2014 have accelerated the rapprochement process tremendously, he added.
“Additional evidence, of course, is that Putin’s first trip abroad after assuming the Russian Presidency again in 2012 was China, while the opposite journey was made as Xi’s inaugural journey abroad as Chinese President back in 2013,” Goldstein underscored.
The professor hinted at the fact both China and Russia have a “legacy of hostility and mistrust” originating from the mid-Cold War period. According to Goldstein, this mistrust may potentially become a stumbling block in the way of Sino-Russian collaboration.
On the other hand the professor underscored
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