Recent evolutions in Chinese–Russian relations have been hailed as strategic by some, while others view the relationship as an attempt to intimidate the U.S. and its allies. Regardless of your perspective, ODNI assesses that China and Russia will seek spheres of influence and check U.S. appeal and influence in their respective peripheries. Additionally, growing uncertainty among U.S. allies and partners about the willingness and capability of the United States to maintain its international commitments may drive them to consider reorienting their policies, particularly regarding trade, away from Washington.
Student outline for posting:
- Watch this week’s video:
- Explain WHY China and Russia are conducting joint military exercises
- First paragraph
- Assess HOW China and Russia joining forces impact’s US National Security
- Second paragraph
During every discussion post, students will do APA style in-text citations, and follow the template below to source information used to justify their analysis.
Website OR News outlet name; Date of report; Title of report
The Washington Post; 14 AUG 18; Venezuela arrests 2 military officers over ‘assassination attempt’ against Maduro