Provides an up-to-date assessment of strategic cooperation fields between China and Russia
Examines the potential military-strategic impact of a Russian-Chinese alliance for NATO
Condenses expertise on technical, military, economic and political aspects of Chinese-Russian cooperation
This is an open access book
Part of the book series: Global Power Shift (GLOBAL)
Table of contents (16 chapters)
The Military Dimension of Sino-Russian Cooperation: Case Studies
Spatial and Multilateral Aspects of Sino-Russian Cooperation: Case Studies
The Way Forward: How Could the West Cope with Russia and China?
About this book
This open access book examines Russia-China relations across a variety of civilian and military areas of cooperation. Leading experts in the field present empirical case studies covering a wide range of strategic cooperation areas between Russia and China, such as technological, military, economic and political cooperation. The contributing authors shed new light on Chinese and Russian strategic goals, external push and pull factors, and mutual perception shifts, and discuss the options for Western countries to influence this development.
This book analyses the evolution of the relationship since the watershed moment of the Crimean crisis in 2014, and whether or not a full-blown military alliance, as hinted in late 2020 by President Putin, is indeed a realistic scenario for which NATO will have to prepare. It will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, political decision-makers, as well as anyone interested in Eurasian politics and the potential military-strategic impact of a Russian-Chinese alliance for NATO.
- Open Access book
- Russia-China military cooperation
- International Security
- Technological aspects of China-Russia cooperation
- Arms trade between China and Russia
- Chinese and Russian strategic goals and perceptions
- NATO views of the China-Russia relationship
- Sino-Russian Cooperation
- Sino-Russian Scientific Cooperation
Editors and Affiliations
Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), Kiel, Germany
Foundation for Science & Democracy (SWuD), Kiel, Germany
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
About the editors
Sarah Kirchberger is Head of Asia-Pacific Strategy & Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Vice President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI). She was previously an Assistant Professor of Sinology at Hamburg University and a naval analyst with the shipbuilder TKMS.
Svenja Sinjen is Head of Science Communication at the Foundation for Science and Democracy (SWuD), Germany, and an editor at the journal SIRIUS. In addition, she leads SWuD's Project „Global Transformation & German Foreign Policy“. Previously, she was Head of the Program ‚Future Forum Berlin‘ at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).
Nils Wörmer is Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s International Politics and Security Affairs Department (KAS), Germany. He was previously in charge of the foundation’s Syria and Iraq office, which was established under his management in 2015. From 2013 to 2015, Nils Wörmer led the Afghanistan program of KAS in Kabul.
Book Title: Russia-China Relations
Book Subtitle: Emerging Alliance or Eternal Rivals?
Editors: Sarah Kirchberger, Svenja Sinjen, Nils Wörmer
Series Title: Global Power Shift
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97011-6Published: 16 June 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97014-7Published: 16 June 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-97012-3Published: 15 June 2022
Series ISSN: 2198-7343
Series E-ISSN: 2198-7351
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 315
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Topics: International Security Studies, Foreign Policy, Peace and Conflict Studies, Military and Defence Studies