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  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143786009
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $9.99

A Wary Embrace: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special

What the China-Russia relationship means for the world




With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?

With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?

In a disorderly world, each has become increasingly assertive, and their partnership has emerged from relative obscurity to acquire a new prominence. Yet appearances are deceptive. Beijing and Moscow have shown no capacity to cooperate on grand strategy or establish new international norms. This is no authoritarian alliance, but a partnership of strategic convenience – pragmatic, calculating and constrained.

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143786009
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Bobo Lo

Bobo Lo is an independent analyst and former Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. His latest book, Russia and the New World Disorder, was short-listed for the 2016 Pushkin House Prize, and was described by The Economist as the ‘best attempt yet to explain Russia’s unhappy relationship with the rest of the world’.


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