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RUSSIA – CHINA: Not a “Pivot”, but a tactical alignment
CLAWS (2013)
  • Sumantra Maitra

Russian aligning towards China is not a “Pivot”, as Shevtsova argues, but rather a tactical bandwagoning. This tactical rapprochement or alignment is due to the foreign policy Realism of Vladimir Putin, which can be explained by his first two terms in the office.

  • China,
  • Russia,
  • Realism,
  • International Relations
Publication Date
May 16, 2013
Citation Information
Sumantra Maitra. "RUSSIA – CHINA: Not a “Pivot”, but a tactical alignment" CLAWS (2013)
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