Sino-Russian Relations in the 21st Century

  • Jo Inge Bekkevold
  • Bobo Lo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Bobo Lo
    Pages 1-17
  3. Grand Strategies

  4. Bilateral and Regional Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Paul N. Schwartz
      Pages 87-111
    3. Christopher Weidacher Hsiung, Tom Røseth
      Pages 167-187
  5. China, Russia and the World

  6. The Future of Sino-Russian ‘Strategic Partnership’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-336

About this book


This book examines how recent fundamental changes influence Sino-Russian relations and the wider long-term implications of the revolving Sino-Russian dynamic on international affairs. It brings together leading scholars to examine recent developments across the whole relationship – from grand strategy and global governance, to bilateral energy and military ties, and regional interaction in Central Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Middle East. The Sino-Russian relationship boasts major achievements, but also reveals important differences and latent tensions. The project is intended for policy-makers, academics and students of strategic studies, diplomacy studies, Chinese politics, Russian politics and foreign policy.

Jo Inge Bekkevold is Head of Centre for Asian Security Studies at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway. He was previously a career diplomat.

Bobo Lo is Associate Research Fellow with the Russia/NIS Center at the French Institute of International Relations, and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute, Australia.


Sino-Russian China Russia diplomacy global governance international relations global affairs political affairs public policy Chinese politics Russian politics foreign policy strategic studies regional interaction defence diplomacy military alliance Asia-Pacific China and the Middle East Russia and the Middle East energy cooperation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jo Inge Bekkevold
    • 1
  • Bobo Lo
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Asian Security StudiesNorwegian Institute for Defence StudiesOsloNorway
  2. 2.Institut français des relations internationalesBrightonUnited Kingdom

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