How to keep China out of the war in Ukraine? – Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Peace, Security & Defence

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, brought to you by Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General, provides a weekly overview of the current and emerging crises or threats in security and defence.

Using his past experience as an ex-NATO insider, his in-depth knowledge and insights gained throughout the years, Jamie casts his eye on the state of geopolitics in Europe and across the globe. He brings an independent view and essential insight into a range of conflicts and emerging threats on our shores and further afield.

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball is essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep track of events as they unfold.

This week on Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, talks about the ambivalent role of China in the war in Ukraine. Emphasizing the unique economic and diplomatic challenges that China faces, Shea wonders if President Xi Jinping and Putin are really as close as was claimed in their joint statement at the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics. What was branded as a partnership with “no limits” might in fact be an asymmetrical relationship where China sees in Russia a spoiler and a distraction for the West.

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