One year after its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has grown increasingly reliant on China. Although Beijing has sought to politically distance itself from the Kremlin for fear of international blowback, especially from Europe, China has been a critical lifeline for Russia. Vocal U.S. warnings that China is contemplating providing lethal assistance to Russia only add fodder to concerns about the consequences of their deepening partnership. To provide insight into the evolving Russia-China partnership, in particular the state of bilateral defense cooperation and the challenges it presents to the United States and its allies, the Center for a New American Security hosted a live interactive recording of the Brussels Sprouts podcast on Wednesday, March 29, from 11:00AM–12:00PM EDT.
Managing Director, Indo-Pacific Program, German Marshall Fund
Senior Research Scientist, Russia Studies, Center for Naval Analyses
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute
Professor of Modern Chinese Political History and Contemporary Chinese Politics
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, European and NATO Policy, United States Department of Defense