Towards a China-Russia alliance?


Date: June 26, 2019 from 14:30 to 16:00
Place: Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris, FR


Conference venue: FRS - 4 bis rue des Pâtures - 75016 Paris, France

As evidenced by the recent (almost 30th) meeting of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, Russian-Chinese cooperation keeps growing stronger in what begs the question:  What would be the most accurate description of this amity? Is it a “grand alignment of the aggrieved,” as Graham Allison describes it, or is it an “axis of convenience,” as Bobo Lo has put it, or is it a de facto alliance, as per Sergei Karaganov? Moreover, if it is not an alliance, will it evolve into one? Avec Simon Saradzhyan, Directeur fondateur du Russia Matters project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Working language : english.