Sunset, sunrise: China and Russia construct a new relationship
Ferdinand, Peter. (2007) Sunset, sunrise: China and Russia construct a new relationship. International Affairs, Vol.83 (No.5). pp. 841-867. ISSN 0020-5850Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2007.00659.x
This article argues that 2003-4 were decisive years in Russo-Chinese relations. Uncertainties over Russia's commitment to supply China with much needed energy revived deep-seated anxieties about the whole future of their relationship. However, by the autumn of 2004 they had launched plans for strengthening the partnership and widening mutual popular understanding. It also argues that this coincides with new efforts to view their foreign policies through the lens of constructivism, instead of realism. The article then looks at developments in bilateral economic relations and in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, before adumbrating their wider advocacy of multilateralism, linking this to converging relations with India. Finally, it argues that relations with the US will continue to have a significant impact on the direction and closeness of this bilateral relationship. It is still a partnership rather than an alliance. Russia and China may sometimes put a higher priority on their relations with the West rather than on each other. Yet they are also looking at other potential emerging powers and how they can bend that process of emergence to their advantage.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Affairs|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||27|
|Page Range:||pp. 841-867|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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