Ukraine update: September 2023

Featured in House of Lords

Russia-China Relations


A UK civil servant specialising in Russia–China relations writing under a pseudonym for the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) has argued that the strategic alliance has benefitted both sides. Russia has a wealthy and willing trading partner at a time of increasing international isolation, while China has made technological gains from its relations with Russia and buys heavily discounted energy. The author argues that each side also legitimises the other internationally and that there is “little chance of differing interests prising the two countries apart”.