Contemporary Sino-Russian Security Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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The Sino-Russian relationship is a complex one involving a complicated historical background and cultural differences. However, ties between the two countries have been improving over the past few decades and the Sino-Russian relationship is arguably better now than it has been at any time in recent history. There are important reasons for both Russia and China to maintain their current good relations. There are also compelling reasons for both Russia and China to maintain positive relations with the United States. The status of the Sino-Russian relationship has important implications for the United States. Cordial relations between Russian and China can benefit US interests, however an alliance between the two countries aimed against the US in particular or the West in general would constitute a significant threat. It is in the interest of the United States to foster regional stability throughout the globe and given the shared transnational security challenges of the emerging twenty-first century, Russian, China and the United States would benefit by seeking means for strengthening security cooperation among all three major powers.
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