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Save the dateJuly 12, 20226:30 PM - 7:30 PM (GMT+10) Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

Glover Cottages

Kent Street 124-134
Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia

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Event Details
Event Details

How closely aligned are China and Russia? Why won't China condemn Putin's Ukraine war? How to define and measure strategic alignments between states? China-Russia Strategic Alignment in International Politics (Amsterdam University Press, 2022) bridges area studies and International Relations theory to answer these questions. Post-Cold War China-Russia strategic cooperation has developed significantly and become an increasingly important factor in international politics. However, there has been no theory-grounded framework and corresponding measurements that would allow an accurate and systematic assessment of the level of China-Russia alignment and its progress over time.

In this address Dr Alexander Korolev will discuss a set of objective criteria to measure and explain the development of strategic alignment in post-Cold War China-Russia relations. His book establishes that on a range of criteria, China-Russia alignment has been moving towards a full-fledged alliance, showing a consistent incremental upward trend. There are strong structural incentives for furthering the China-Russia alignment and the war in Ukraine is unlikely to change that trend. The alignment framework developed in the book can be applied to other cases of interstate strategic cooperation to facilitate cross-country comparisons.

New Book 20% Discount: "NEWAUP2", valid until 30 September 2022. The code is valid for the print and eBook via the AUP website. Once your book is in the basket, the code can be entered via the "Use a discount code" link.


We will have space for a limited number of participants in-person at the Glover Cottages, tickets to be pre-paid (all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a valid exemption). Once the limit for in-person attendees is reached, tickets will no longer be sold on the website or at the door.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm at Glover Cottages.

This event will also be streamed online via Zoom. Register by clicking the "get tickets" button below. Once you have registered, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email on the day of the event (Tuesday, July 12) containing details of the Zoom link and how to join the event.

The event will start at 6.30pm AEST (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time), Tuesday July 12.

For further information please email

  • Alexander Korolev (Senior lecturer at UNSW)

    Alexander Korolev

    Senior lecturer at UNSW


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This ticket is for those joining by Zoom who wish to make a voluntary $5 contribution to the Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW to assist the organisation with running expenses.


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Member Price A$15

In-person AIIA NSW Senior Members

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Member Price A$10

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Student Members

Member Price A$10

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