How Will Chinese Policy to Russia and The Central Asian Republics Affect U.S. Policy
Bülent Ugrasiz (Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey) [BIO]
China’s relationships with Russia and the Central Asian Republics have improved steadily since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. China and its neighboring countries of the former Soviet Union now foster increased trade and political cooperation. Russia and Central Asia states are become major suppliers of energy resources to China’s rapidly growing economy.
The future of China’s relationships with Russia and the Central Asian Republics, and the implications for U.S. interests, is far from so clear. The current harmony in Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asian relations may be merely prelude to suspicion as China’s growing power comes to be seen as a threat by leaders in Moscow and the capitals of Central Asia Republics. China’s growing presence in Central Asia may be indicative of its impending ascendance in continental Asia, and may provide secure land links between China and states in the Middle East. The current “strategic partnership” between Beijing and Moscow might represent the initial stage of the first major challenge to United States global power.
China and Russia are in the midst of difficult economic and political transitions. Policies that reduce security tensions, enhance economic cooperatin and develop Russian energy resources for the Chinese market.
The possible implications for the United States interests of China’s strategic relationship with Russia are not dangerous. China and Russia’s “strategic Partnership is the two countries’ mutual concerns overwhelming the United States political, economic and military power in the post Cold War period. China and Russia will seek to reduce United States power in the future.
In my article, I will try to find the answers of the following questins? What are the foundations of Chinese foreign policy? What is potential impact of Chinese policy on regional and global U.S. interests? Why has China improved its relations with Russia and the Central Asian states? To what extent the development of Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asia relations might affect United States interests?