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October 15, 2019

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine in 2014.  However, China's domination of that pivot, due to its economic power, has compelled Moscow to develop a surprisingly close relationship with Beijing. How much closer is this burgeoning partnership likely to get and how much of a threat does it pose to U.S. interests?