Geopolitics Decanted by Silverado

China and Russia: An Alliance, an Alignment or a Marriage of Convenience?

Episode Summary

Dmitri Alperovitch talks with Alexander Gabuev (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Sergey Radchenko (Johns Hopkins SAIS), two of the foremost experts on the true nature of the China-Russia relationship. Topics discussed: - The signs that the Xi-Putin summit in Moscow last month may have achieved more substance than many may realize - How China may covertly help Russia in procurement of weapons and munitions - Why China may not be interested in a near-term resolution to the war - Whether China is able to restrain Moscow's use of nuclear blackmail - The Scramble for Central Asia - Renminbi's growing power in the Russian economy - And whether Russian elites will opt for Chinese boarding schools over UK ones to educate their offsprings Music: Moscow-Peking (