From Adversaries to Partners? Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War

Synopsis

When China and Russia established a "strategic partnership" in 1996, both nations declared that they would further develop military cooperation in various fields. Tsai examines the course of this military cooperation to reveal the nature of the military ties with the hopes of determining whether these two traditional adversaries have put aside historical legacies and mutual mistrust to create a full-fledged military partnership. After analyzing the motives and concerns of both powers, Tsai concludes that, while progress has been made in reducing military tensions in border regions, the level of trust has not increased substantially. The nature of these ties remains extremely fragile.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003