NBR Reports

NBR Reports are occasional papers on special topics conducted by the world’s leading experts in Asian affairs.

Latest NBR Report

Russia-China Relations

China-Russia Relations

Strategic Implications and U.S. Policy Options

(September 2018)

Robert Sutter (George Washington University) provides an overview of the scope and implications of Sino-Russian relations, explains why Sino-Russian cooperation against U.S. interests has increased during the past decade, and examines U.S. policy options.

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