Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov

Danil Bochkov is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council. He gained his master of economics at MGIMO-University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and a bachelor's degree in foreign regional studies at the Institute of Business Studies (IBS-Moscow). He also has a master's degree in world economy from the University of international Business and Economics (UIBE, Beijing)

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Opinion | Heat of Western sanctions will only force Russia and China into closer embrace

From the Navalny poisoning to cybersecurity, from Xinjiang and Hong Kong to the South China Sea, the US and EU have forsaken dialogue and resorted to unilateral sanctions. This can only push Russia and China closer together as they consider countermeasures.

17 Oct 2020 - 2:11AM

From the Navalny poisoning to cybersecurity, from Xinjiang and Hong Kong to the South China Sea, the US and EU have forsaken dialogue and resorted to unilateral sanctions. This can only push Russia and China closer together as they consider countermeasures.

Heat of Western sanctions will only force Russia and China into closer embrace
Opinion | As Armenia and Azerbaijan clash, where will China stand?

As part of its Belt and Road Initiative, China has courted both Armenia and Azerbaijan. With the two countries engaging in their worst military clash since 2016, Beijing will have to walk a diplomatic tightrope.

3 Oct 2020 - 5:13AM

As part of its Belt and Road Initiative, China has courted both Armenia and Azerbaijan. With the two countries engaging in their worst military clash since 2016, Beijing will have to walk a diplomatic tightrope.

As Armenia and Azerbaijan clash, where will China stand?
Opinion | Energy deals in South China Sea are off limits if Russia wants strong China ties

China-Russia relations have benefited from having a common rival in the US and shared positions on many global issues. However, Russia’s interest in oil exploration in the South China Sea is a potential flash point.

28 Aug 2020 - 9:52AM

China-Russia relations have benefited from having a common rival in the US and shared positions on many global issues. However, Russia’s interest in oil exploration in the South China Sea is a potential flash point.

Energy deals in South China Sea are off limits if Russia wants strong China ties
Opinion | Why Russia’s relations with India and China will survive Galwan border clash

China and India’s current impasse poses a huge political challenge for Russia, which has established long-term strategic ties with both countries. By staying out of the border tensions and not lending support to either side, Russia can pursue its interests of forging diversified political contacts amid intensifying cold war rhetoric.

1 Jul 2020 - 12:26AM

China and India’s current impasse poses a huge political challenge for Russia, which has established long-term strategic ties with both countries. By staying out of the border tensions and not lending support to either side, Russia can pursue its interests of forging diversified political contacts amid intensifying cold war rhetoric.

Why Russia’s relations with India and China will survive Galwan border clash
Opinion | Russia will not be Donald Trump’s tool in US diplomatic war against China

The US president’s recent suggestion of including Russia in an expanded G7 appears to be part of a ploy to make China look as though it is being abandoned by its partners. Russia’s interests will not be served by risking good relations with China for the sake of joining exclusive clubs where it is not even wanted as a member.

10 Jun 2020 - 5:18AM

The US president’s recent suggestion of including Russia in an expanded G7 appears to be part of a ploy to make China look as though it is being abandoned by its partners. Russia’s interests will not be served by risking good relations with China for the sake of joining exclusive clubs where it is not even wanted as a member.

Russia will not be Donald Trump’s tool in US diplomatic war against China
Opinion | US Covid-19 blame game is pushing China and Russia closer together. Are we heading for a new Cold War?

In drawing in Russia, the US-China conflict could become far more dangerous, and more inclined to proxy conflicts, with global interdependency today making any minor escalation particularly menacing.

14 May 2020 - 11:00AM

In drawing in Russia, the US-China conflict could become far more dangerous, and more inclined to proxy conflicts, with global interdependency today making any minor escalation particularly menacing.

US Covid-19 blame game is pushing China and Russia closer together. Are we heading for a new Cold War?
Why the Putin-Xi bromance is a sign of things to come for Russia and China

While the two presidents are keen to highlight their personal relationship, their countries are likely to develop a closer economic relationship in future.

10 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM

While the two presidents are keen to highlight their personal relationship, their countries are likely to develop a closer economic relationship in future.

Why the Putin-Xi bromance is a sign of things to come for Russia and China