Putin & Xi: Studies in Grievance
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, foreign policy strategists continue to debate what motivates Russian President Vladimir Putin and what could be his endgame. Not far behind are concerns about Chinese President Xi Jinping and whether developments in Europe will reverberate in the Far East. What do Putin and Xi have in common? What brings them together, and conversely, what might drive them apart? Will Taiwan be the next Ukraine? What lessons might be learned from China’s crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong?