Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Bruce Elleman
Opinion

Opinion

Bruce Elleman

How Russia’s war in Ukraine increases the threat to China’s border and economy

  • Russia’s war performance reflects badly on China, a major buyer of Russian arms, even as it risks an energy-led recession in Europe that will hurt Chinese trade
  • But the greater danger is that a war-weakened Russia will expose China’s border as military frictions throughout Central Asia, largely kept under wraps by Moscow, reignite

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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