Chinese and American military personnel take part in a joint humanitarian aid and disaster relief drill in Kunming, Yunnan province, last November. Positive bilateral moves in the wider region may be under threat as both sides ratchet up tensions in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s aggressive arrival in office. Photo: Xinhua

Why Eurasia will suffer if Donald Trump makes an enemy of China

Raffaello Pantucci says the US president’s hostile stance not only puts at risk overall ties with Beijing, but could also deprive Eurasia of the cooperation it needs to advance, and a counterweight to China’s potentially overbearing sway

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Chinese and American military personnel take part in a joint humanitarian aid and disaster relief drill in Kunming, Yunnan province, last November. Positive bilateral moves in the wider region may be under threat as both sides ratchet up tensions in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s aggressive arrival in office. Photo: Xinhua
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Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci is director of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. His work focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and China's Eurasian relations. He is founder of China in Central Asia (www.chinaincentralasia.com) and most of his work can be found at www.raffaellopantucci.com. He spends a good portion of his time traversing the Eurasian continent seeking understanding about the new continental dynamics.