Sino-Russian relations: where’s the catch?
Analysis / Reviews

Sino-Russian relations: where’s the catch?

The author of a new paper on Sino-Russian relations has written that the fallout from the Ukraine crisis threatens to make that relationship “even more lopsided than before”. Vostok Cable’s Josh Black explores the current state of play, and asks whether the deepening financial ties between the two countries mask an ideological divergence. As part … Continue reading

The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 35: A To-Do List
Analysis

The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 35: A To-Do List

Next week states will begin gathering in New York for a review of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. With the US and Russia both committed to modernising their stockpiles and relations between the two at their lowest ebb for a generation, Elizabeth Zolotukinha predicts a contentious meeting. The upcoming Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of … Continue reading

The diplomatic take on Ukraine
Reviews

The diplomatic take on Ukraine

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and ex-NATO Secretary General Javier Solana painted a pessimistic picture of Ukraine’s future in Oxford University’s Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre’s Elliott Lecture. Josh Black was at St Antony’s College to hear their take on the events of the past few months. As Ukrainians in the Crimean peninsula voted – … Continue reading

Explaining Russian Alignment with Syria
Analysis

Explaining Russian Alignment with Syria

The following article originally appeared in The Antonian – a magazine published by St Antony’s College Oxford. Here, Dr Roy Allison, University Lecturer in the International Relations of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and GB Fellow at St Antony’s College, discusses topical issues of relations between Russia and Syria. The Syrian conflict is the world’s … Continue reading