China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock
China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock
Raffaello Pantucci
Opinion

Opinion

Raffaello Pantucci

There is no new cold war, the West is just losing influence in Eurasia

  • Is there a new axis between China, Russia and Iran against the West? Not quite. Beneath the surface of the anti-US alliance, there are undercurrents of hostility and scepticism. Across Eurasia, there is also a reluctance to take sides

China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock
China and Iran are in the process of signing a 25-year strategic agreement. Photo: Shutterstock
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Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci

Raffaello Pantucci is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. His work focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and China's Eurasian relations. He has a forthcoming book on China's relations with Central Asia and most of his work can be found at raffaellopantucci.com. Prior to Covid-19, he spent a good portion of his time traversing the Eurasian continent seeking understanding about the new continental dynamics.