The Great Power Shift: a Russia-China Alliance

McGovern, Ray

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  05/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21033

A significant powershift in the triangular relaionship between the US, Russia and China is occuring as Sino-Russian relations are improving.


Excerpt: Gone are the days when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger skillfully took advantage of the Sino-Soviet rivalry and played the two countries off against each other, extracting concessions from each. Slowly but surely, the strategic equation has markedly changed – and the Sino-Russian rapprochement signals a tectonic shift to Washington’s distinct detriment, a change largely due to U.S. actions that have pushed the two countries closer together.