Both countries have sought to clean up the scourge of corruption and modernize their militaries, became regular participants in various NATO exercises, and discussed their interest in joining the Alliance.
Russian diplomacy alleges open lies and disinformation from the Czech Republic
In This Issue: Europe dithers, the G7 makes China a priority, and wolf warrior activity in Sweden
Montenegro has the potential to increase awareness about the disadvantages of the Chinese model of cooperation.
The U.S. and Ukraine need to get serious about putting the cards on the table that would deter Putin from any further military action
The government is playing a dangerous game with the state-owned gas company, but the West could use this as a moment to entrench reform.
China and Russia will be watching events with considerable interest.