July 5, 2012

China-Russia's Anti-NATO Drive Fizzles

Richard Weitz, The Diplomat

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Why China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have yet to take new members.

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TAGGED: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


June 29, 2012
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
William Martel, The Diplomat
It isn't the "axis of evil." But a number of authoritarian states are showing a troubling tendency to look out for each other. more ››
Martel is trying to fashion this group of states as some sort of ideologically-coherent bloc that has a unified purpose, but there is no such unified purpose and these states don’t form a reliable bloc. more ››
June 25, 2012
China Steps Out of Russia's Shadow
Vasily Kashin, Russia in Global Affairs
The Chinese military calls for a transfer from the passive policy of deterring the U.S. to an active course and closest cooperation with Moscow. Russia’s foreign policy is regarded as a positive example of defending... more ››