Brent Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Magnus Nordenman writes for USNI News on the Chinese-Russian naval exercises in the Mediterranean:

On Thursday, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) frigates Linyi andWeifang left the Black Sea along with a Russian Navy guided missile corvette to begin the first ever round of Chinese and Russian naval exercises in the Mediterranean.

The exercise — Joint Sea 2015 — is mostly a sign of a growing security relationship between Moscow and Beijing, and an attempt to signal the two powers’ ascendance on the global stage.

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