A Report On The Sino Russian Relations

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It would be a negligence not mention a shift in the Sino-Russian relations. Joseph Nye, a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, argues that in the wake of the Cold War in 1991 “… de facto US-China alliance ended and a China-Russia rapprochement begun”. Indeed, the year of 1992 heard the political rhetoric about “pursuing a ‘constructive partnership’”, which was followed by 1996’s statements of “strategic partnership”, which resulted in a treaty of ‘friendship and cooperation” in 2001.
Considering all the above, the change of the states’ political identities was the corollary of the end of the Cold War: new state’s interests were calculated and new state relations were established. The identities of the states are based on the robust belief systems which guide the nations in their foreign policies. If these belief systems, as Hamid Mowlana writes, are “shifting on a collective basis” then countries “mobil[se] and assimil[ate] into different arrangements” with a brand-new approach to the ‘relationships among… nations”. Having in mind the idea that the identities of Eastern European countries had changed significantly by the very end of the Cold War, we understand why such massive international organisation as the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) was no more needed when the Soviet Union collapsed. It ceased to serve the old belief system of communism which the Eastern bloc had (or were imposed to
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