Min Explores Evolving Chinese-Russian Relationship

Min Ye, Pardee School Associate Professor of International Relations, published an article in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on the changing nature of China-Russia relations.

In the article, titled “The Logic behind China and Russia’s Strategic Alliance-like Partnership,” Min outlines the evolution of Chinese-Russian collaboration and how the recent “Joint Statement on New Era International Relations and Sustainable Development” from the two countries suggests that Beijing and Moscow’s new, special relationship is meant to counterbalance the United States-led alliance system on a global stage. According to her, the U.S. encroachment in the Indo-Pacific and deteriorating China-Europe ties have pushed China into closer consort with Russia. China’s relationship with Russia has grown more complicated amid the crisis in Ukraine, but Ye argues that the villainization of China by Western powers could isolate the country further and lead to severe consequences.

The full article can be read on the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs’ website.

Min Ye is the author of Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (with Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Her most recent book, titled The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press 2020), explores the motivations and strategies behind China’s global economic expansion and considers the implications of the country’s status as a global power on both China and the world. Read more about Ye on her faculty profile