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The Future of China-Russia Ties

China and the Global South


New Atlanticist

May 20, 2023

How dependent is too dependent on China? Central Asia may soon find out. 

By Niva Yau

A region that even within the last few years championed “multi-vector diplomacy” today risks becoming dangerously dependent on Beijing.

Central Asia China

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2023

Experts react: Your guide to the Taiwanese president’s trip to the US and Central America

By Atlantic Council experts

President Tsai Ing-wen's trip comes as US tensions with China are nearing a boiling point, and Taiwan is hustling to hang on to its allies in Latin America.

China East Asia

New Atlanticist

Mar 16, 2023

What Zelenskyy should know before he talks with Xi

By Gabriel Alvarado

If Zelenskyy withholds his honest assessment of Beijing's peace plan, he may risk giving Beijing the perfect cover to refute questions about its alleged neutrality—and do little to ensure an outcome to the crisis that actually works for Ukraine.

China International Norms

Experts react

Mar 15, 2023

Experts react: Honduras is establishing ties with China. What should Taiwan and the US do?

By Atlantic Council experts

With the switch, Taiwan will only be formally recognized by thirteen countries. Our experts weigh in on what it means for Honduras, China, and the United States.

Latin America Politics & Diplomacy


Mar 14, 2023

Improving Gulf security: A framework to enhance air, missile, and maritime defenses

By The Gulf Security Task Force

Looking at decades of US support and operations in the Gulf and recognizing a continued, arguably growing, air and maritime threat from Iran, the Atlantic Council Gulf Security Task Force developed a framework on how to best protect US and allies’ interests in this sensitive, always relevant region.

Conflict Crisis Management

Global China Initiative

Feb 27, 2023

“China is Banking on Argentina’s Future Glory”: Nonresident Fellow Leland Lazarus in The Diplomat

On February 20, Nonresident Fellow Tuvia Gering was quoted in the South China Morning Post on Iranian President Raisi's visit to Beijing.

China Latin America

New Atlanticist

Feb 22, 2023

China and private lenders are blocking a solution to the global debt crisis. The G20 must step in.

By Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

The international community must apply pressure so that China and private-sector lenders join in facilitating a collective haircut that includes all lenders.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 22, 2023

The balloon drama was a drill. Here’s how the US and China can prepare for a real crisis.

By John K. Culver

The communication breakdown between the United States and China could prove disastrous if a crisis arises that’s bigger than a balloon—which is why they need to start talking now.

China Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Feb 22, 2023

Russia and China have been teaming up to reduce reliance on the dollar. Here’s how it’s going.

By Maia Nikoladze, Mrugank Bhusari

Squeezed by sanctions, Russia has turned to Chinese yuan and gold, but both introduced new vulnerabilities and inconveniences.

China Economic Sanctions

Issue Brief

Feb 15, 2023

Full throttle in neutral: China’s new security architecture for the Middle East 

By Tuvia Gering

This report addresses two widely held beliefs about the nature of China’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that ought to be revisited in light of notable developments. First, while it is widely assumed that Beijing’s interests in the region are limited to energy security and economic ties, this report will show how cooperation has […]

China Economy & Business