There are growing signs that strategic relations between China and Russia are on an upswing. Yet the nuclear and strategic relationship between these two powers remains largely unexamined, as do their long-term prospects for cooperation.
Traditional Chinese core values, especially the notion of harmony, have a strong influence on China’s foreign policy.
Dmitri Trenin participated in a live Twitter Q&A on the upcoming G8 summit, the meeting between Presidents Putin and Obama, and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.
The two-year-old Syrian conflict sharply escalated in recent weeks, hence necessitating a renewed U.S.-Russian effort to find a solution to the crisis and solve inner tensions within the Syrian opposition.
Cooperation between the United Starts and Russia on ballistic missile defense (BMD) remains unlikely.
Since the Arab Spring first broke out in December 2011, Russian policymakers have viewed regional developments with unease. They now wonder what rising Islamist parties in the Middle East will mean for Russia's relationship with its own Muslim minority.
The 2013 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will bring together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, strategic stability, deterrence, disarmament, and nuclear energy.
Despite the “reset” of U.S.-Russian relations during the first Obama administration, tensions seem to be increasing between Moscow and Washington.
The latest developments connected to the financial crisis in the EU have only further underlined the need for a leader within the European community. Many believe that Germany is the one who should take up this mantle. To do so, however, Germans have to come to terms with their difficult history.
Deadlock at the UN Security Council has so far dashed international hopes for finding an end to the Syrian crisis. The United States and Russia must now find a practical mechanism for implementing political transition in Syria.