With the fall of the USSR and the restoration of capitalism in the People’s Republic of China, the 1990s represented a period of unilateral global domination by the United States. The ongoing crisis which erupted in the United States in 2008 has also shifted the balance of international relations.
The rise of China as an economic power, and Russia as a military power, are among the most significant facts of the past decade. The winds of a “new Cold War” that followed Trump’s election can be viewed as the US’s response to Russia and China’s attempts to counter US Hegemony.
However, is it really claimed that Russia and China threaten US hegemony without deep and broad analysis efforts of the two states in terms of cooperation and confrontation? How can we analyze the economic, social, and political orders that prevail today in these two states, both of which have significantly different historical backgrounds?
We intend to address this issue as our fourth dossier. We look forward to a deepening of this debate with your contributions under the following headings:
I. Historical Background:
Sino-Soviet Relations, their political regimes, obstacles to a united stance between them, the breakdown in relations and eventual Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s.
II. Current Relations:
a) Russia-China Economic Relations (finance, energy, trade, mutual direct investments)
b) International Organizations, Moscow and Beijing-based Organizations (BRICS, SCO, G20, BRI, Eurasian Union, APEC)
c) Chinese-Russian Bilateral Global Politics (US, Korean Issue, Sanctions, Iran, South China Sea Dispute, Limits of Cooperation, Syria)
d) Media hegemony? China and Russia’s international communication policies and struggles for hegemony (Sputnik, RT, Beijing Radio, Xinhua agency, Yandex, etc.)
a) Social opposition and movements in China and Russia, working class struggles
b) Chinese (CCP) Marxism and Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”. From Mao Zedong’s “Sinification of Marxism” to Xi Jinping’s “Modern Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”, continuities and ruptures.
c) Political Life in Putin’s Russia
Deadline for Turkish-language Articles: 16th August 2018
Deadline for English and Russian-language Articles: 1st August 2018 (taking into consideration the time required for translation).
The publication date for the dossier will be 16th September 2018.