After a light-hearted discussion about fast fashion, The Longreads Club returns to hardcore geopolitics. This time we focus on the most globally consequential topic that's never been explicitly discussed in-depth in the Longreads Club: the bilateral relationship between China & Russia.
The partnership between China and Russia has become one of the most critical features of the contemporary strategic relationship. Russia’s war in Ukraine has created economic and diplomatic dilemmas for China, but it hasn’t altered the fundamental alignment of interests and autocratic values that drives that relationship. In this Marshall Paper, David Shullman and Andrea Kendall-Taylor explain why the Sino-Russian relationship will only get deeper as a result of the war—even as it reveals strains and divisions that the United States and its allies may, eventually, be able to exploit.
Article length: [4.4K words; 22–25 mins]
The Longreads Club is a bi-weekly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. Each session, we discuss a long-form article focused on a topic of global/regional consequence. It's like a book club, but the reading is far shorter. Rather than skim headlines, we dive deep and learn from each other to better understand world events. As it is on online event, registration is required to receive the link. Read the article and join our discussion!
WHO THIS GROUP IS FOR
This event is open to everyone. While it's organized by the Young Professionals Steering Committee at WorldOregon, you don't need to identify as "young" or "professional" to attend. In fact, we prefer a variety of backgrounds & perspectives.