On Red Menaces

So let’s be honest, Russia isn’t a great power anymore. It’s not rising in any meaningful sense of that word in international relations theory.

via The Duck of Minerva: It’s Time to De-Russianize the BRICS.

Yet besides Pakistan, which depends on China for military and economic assistance, and which China supports mainly as a counterweight against India, Beijing has a shocking lack of real allies.

via The Loneliest Superpower – By Minxin Pei | Foreign Policy.