Russo-Chinese Detente and the Emerging New World Order

  • Richard C. Thornton


As the new world order emerges from the Cold War, Russia’s detente with China is one of the least remarked of a number of important developments of the past decade, yet it is arguably one of the most important. It is the thesis of this chapter that in the context of major change in American strategy, Russo-Chinese cooperation could be the engine of positive fundamental, structural change in Eurasia, but Russo-Chinese competition could, on the other hand, lead to the renewal of conflict on the Korean peninsula.


Korean Peninsula World Order Soviet Economy Soviet Leadership Offensive Weapon 
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