In recent years, much attention has been placed on the burgeoning Sino-Russian partnership and its strategic implications for Western security. Bobo Lo and Edward Lucas’ latest report, Partnership Without Substance, unpacks the Sino-Russian partnership in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and analyzes its potential consequences for the transatlantic community. From vaccine diplomacy to Russia’s military buildup along Ukraine’s border, Russian and Chinese influence in Central and Eastern Europe has evolved during 2021. What is next for the Sino-Russia partnership and how should the transatlantic community prioritize its efforts to counter malign Russian and Chinese in CEE?

Speakers:Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, China Reporter, AxiosBobo Lo, Senior Fellow, Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy AnalysisEdward Lucas, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy AnalysisMira Milosevich-Juaristi, Senior Analyst, Russia and Eurasia, Elcano Royal Institute

Moderated by:Mathieu BoulègueResearch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

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