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US Watches With Caution as China Sends Peace Envoy to Ukraine
In just a few months, U.S. officials have pivoted from publicly warning Beijing not to provide material support for Russia’s war in Ukraine to acknowledging there is a role for China to play in brokering peace talks.
Xi and Putin Meeting Signals the Return of the China-Russia Axis and the Start of a Second Cold War
China’s and Russia’s roles have been reversed, and their ambitions restored — not in the name of communist ideology, but in light of an aggressive, militarist nationalism that animates both regimes.
Xi Ends Trip to Russia as China Grows More Emboldened
Despite Xi’s efforts to present China as a peacemaker in Russia’s war in Ukraine, some observers said Beijing’s priority is not for the war to come to an end. Instead, the main importance for China is to ensure the Russian regime remains in power.
China Hands Xi Jinping Historic Third Term as President
Xi was unanimously voted to serve a third term as the president and commander of the 2 million-member People’s Liberation Army.
Mediating the Russia–Ukraine War a Risky Role for China
The war brings Beijing not only losses but gains — greater internationalization of the renminbi, cheaper energy, and a reduction of the U.S. focus on the Indo-Pacific.
Why North Korea Is Denying Its Involvement in Russia’s War in Ukraine
Pyongyang appears to be a reluctant participant in Putin’s brutal offensive in Eastern Europe.
How China’s Yuan Props up Putin’s Anemic Budget
Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war.
How Russia and China Exploit History to Further Their Interests
The arbitrariness in the way they deal with their own national history helps Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin secure power and justify their policies.
Indonesia Is a Fence Sitter on the Russia–Ukraine Crisis
While Indonesia’s government avoided taking a stand on the war, public opinion tilted in favor of Russia.
Tokyo Freezes Assets of Russians, Clarifying Once Ambiguous Relations With Moscow
The shift of tone since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the collapse of faith of both the Japanese government and the public that Russia will abide by international norms, analysts say.