But in the face of Western sanctions can Russia rely on China or is Moscow taking a strategic risk by Banking on Beijing?
This strategic update analyses the ambivalent Chinese response to the Ukraine crisis and assesses the short and long term impacts on the relationship between Russia and China.
Read the Strategic Update:
Banking on Beijing: What the Ukraine Crisis Means for the Future of China-Russia Relations
About the author
Dr Björn Alexander Düben teaches Security Studies and Diplomacy at King’s College London. He completed a PhD on China-Russia relations at LSE following graduate research on the same subject at the University of Oxford.
Biography from time of publication.