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Kyrgyzstan: A Bellwether for China-Russia Relations

Jul 6, 2017 | 11:28 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured here with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has reason to collaborate with Beijing in Kyrgyzstan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured here with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has reason to collaborate with Beijing in Kyrgyzstan.

(MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Both Moscow and Beijing have turned their attention to the small Central Asian country. But strategic collaboration in the short term is no guarantee that friction won't arise further down the line....

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