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Last Among Unequals: Russia and the Contemporary Great Power Rivalry

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Russia’s relations with the US and China are complicated by its own great power legacy and residual power aspirations, and also by its complicated history with both countries. Since the mid-1990s, Russia has gradually oriented itself away from the West and toward China, and these trajectories are not unrelated. Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine intensified its movement in each direction, prompting a simultaneous divergence with the West and a convergence with China.

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Roberts, K. (2023). Last Among Unequals: Russia and the Contemporary Great Power Rivalry. In: Roberts, K., Bano, S. (eds) The Ascendancy of Regional Powers in Contemporary US-China Relations . Global Foreign Policy Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37612-2_8

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