6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Cooperation or Competition: Chinese and Russian Eurasian Projects

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With President Xi Jinping’s announcement of the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative and Russia’s economic weakness, Chinese influence is spreading across Eurasia. Faced with China’s growing strength, Vladimir Putin recently proposed the integration of China’s OBOR and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Is this the beginning of a new “Great Game” between Moscow and Beijing, or a budding Russia-China condominium? What are the implications for Sino-Russian relations, for Eurasia, and for the interests of the United States?

This discussion is the second of the China and Russia: On Their Own Terms series, a joint project of the Wilson Center’s Kennan and Kissinger Institutes.

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  • Maria Snegovaya

    Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis; PhD candidate, Columbia University
  • Lanxin Xiang

    Director, Centre of One Belt and One Road Studies, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation