The “Great Game”: Russia and China in Central Asia
Russia and China are the two largest and the most prominent powers in Asia in terms of their size, population, and military strength.
Russia is pursuing a strategic partnership with China right now, but different interests occasionally arouse suspicion. The larger Chinese goal is most likely to dominate Eurasia, which means relegating Russia to second-tier status. This will may lead to a potential tension between these two countries at some point. Is Central Asia the stage for a new “Great Game” between Russia and China?