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Can the United States Discourage Sino-Russian Alignment?

November 01, 2021
Center for the National Interest
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Is Moscow intent on strategic alignment with Beijing regardless of U.S. policies? What is driving Chinese policy toward Russia? And what, if anything, can the United States do to discourage Sino-Russian alignment against American interests?

The Center for the National Interest and a panel of experts discussed these important questions.


Emma Ashford, resident senior fellow,  Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council.

George Beebe, Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for the National Interest.

Paul Heer, Distinguished Fellow, Center for the National Interest, non-resident senior fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Fyodor Lukyanov, Chairman of the Presidium, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, editor in chief, Russia in Global Affairs, research director, Valdai Discussion Club.

Dimitri K. Simes, president, CEO, Center for the National Interest.

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