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  • Affiliation : Director, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Affiliation : Chief Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for System Analysis
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What is China to Russia, Comrade or Master?

Dmitri Trenin, Vitaly Tsygichko

Recently many experts, observing the behavior of Russia's southern neighbor—China—have been asking this question. How will the relationship between the two great powers evolve? How equal will they be? The two members of the PIR Center Advisory Board search for the answer to this question, which is critical to Russia's future, in an e-mail discussion that is reprinted here. True, at the end of their heated argument their positions remain unchanged: polar opposites.

What is China to Russia, Comrade or Master? (full text)


SECURITY INDEX №2 (82), 2007