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Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats

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by John Tkacik
Published on April 16th, 2013
TESTIMONY

Future Asia will not look like today’s Asia. Eurasia in ten years -- by 2023 -- is on a trajectory toward Chinese preeminence, and China is now being helped along that trajectory by a strategic alignment with the Russian Federation. Why does Russia side with China in a relationship that makes little apparent geopolitical sense in 2013? Might it be a prudent strategy for the United States to tip the scales in the Russia-China relationship once again, as we did 44 years ago, to prevent the emergence of a new hegemonic power in Eurasia?

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