Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during his visit to the Middle East this week. Photo: Reuters

China poised but not rushing to follow Russia plan for Middle East as Donald Trump’s administration leaves vacuum by rushing out of Syria

  • As US influence wanes in the region President Vladimir Putin is moving in with multilateral security plans
  • Beijing has welcomed Russian proposals but will be wary of signing on too quickly
Topic |   Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during his visit to the Middle East this week. Photo: Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on October 3 that “we are now helping our Chinese partners create a missile attack warning system”. Photo: AP
Mathieu Duchatel
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Mathieu Duchatel

How China is relying on Russia to achieve ‘strategic stability’ with the US

  • Mathieu Duchâtel writes that a shared ambition to change the international order and a concern for the nuclear balance of power with the US are helping China get what it needs from Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on October 3 that “we are now helping our Chinese partners create a missile attack warning system”. Photo: AP
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