标题：The energy nexus in China-Russia strategic partnership
作者：Yilmaz, Serafettin; Daksueva, Olga
作者机构：[Yilmaz, Serafettin] Shandong Univ, Dept Int Polit, Sch Polit Sci & Publ Adm, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Daksueva, Olga] Natl Chengchi Univ 更多
通讯作者地址：[Yilmaz, S]Shandong Univ, Dept Int Polit, Sch Polit Sci & Publ Adm, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC
摘要：In this article, we examine the energy nexus in China-Russia strategic relations. We find that, over the past few years, the two countries have taken concrete steps to reinforce partnership in other strategic issue areas. Energy, in this respect, has been utilized as an effective policy instrument to deal with immediate challenges such as the Ukrainian crisis and the South China Sea disputes. We argue that cooperation in energy helps the two countries adopt common positions toward non-energy related issues and facilitate long-term deeper interaction. We thus maintain that energy will occupy an increasingly central position as China and Russia continue to seek to align their strategies more comprehensively against the backdrop of the evolving geopolitical environment by working to overcome existing disagreements and exploring new areas of cooperation.