Conclusion: Sino-Russian Relations in the 21st Century

  • Jo Inge BekkevoldEmail author


In the concluding section of the book, Bekkevold highlights some of the principal themes covered in this volume, notably the growing convergence of interests and perceptions between Moscow and Beijing, and the widening imbalance of power in their relationship. He considers the implications of Sino-Russian partnership for twenty-first century international relations, and suggests some scenarios for how it might evolve over the next decade and beyond.


Partnership Strategic rivalry Great power rivalry Political synergies Power gap Power shift Bipolar Alliance Nationalism Imperial overstretch Indo-Pacific 


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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Defence StudiesOsloNorway

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