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LIGNET: Russia-China Ties Could Lead to Seismic Geopolitical Shift

Image: LIGNET: Russia-China Ties Could Lead to Seismic Geopolitical Shift Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a document signing ceremony in Moscow on March 22, 2013. Xi traveled to Moscow on his first foreign trip as president. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 03:01 PM

A budding alliance between Russia and China is bringing the Eurasian giants closer together than at any time since the Sino-Soviet split in 1954.

Perceived weakness in both Europe and the United States has created a power vacuum that Moscow and Beijing are willing and eager to fill, even if for short-term objectives. If the new relationship evolves into a grand alliance, it would be the most significant geopolitical shift since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.


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