Two of the top threats that the United States named before are joining together in a possible series of moves detrimental to the West’s interests. According to reports, there is increasing cooperation between Russia and China which has started alarming parties across the globe. Will the alliance between the countries and continued tensions with the US lead to world war?
It is as if the world is hanging by a thread depending on what Russia and China decide to do. The two countries were among the top threats that Western officials named before thus cooperation between the two countries also pose questions and concerns over what such spells out for the US.
According to recent reports, Russia will be working with China to beef up its regional peace and international security. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that the heads of the state of the two nations have agreed on what direction the Russia-China military cooperation will be headed for.
“The cooperation between China and Russia in the military sphere is not directed against someone,” Xinhua quoted Antonov.
“Our interaction is aimed at strengthening the security of our countries, taking into account the international obligations of China and Russia, and the fact that both countries are permanent U.N. Security Council members,” he added.
Antonov noted that continued improvements in terms of multilateral military cooperation with frameworks under the U.N. Security Council, the U.N. Conference on Disarmament, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS.
“A more tight interaction between the military departments corresponds to the national interests of all the SCO member countries, and we expect this interaction to proceed,” he said.
However, it cannot be denied that a military race is brewing among Russia, China and the United States. According to the New York Times, all three countries are looking into “pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons.”
Furthermore, the building tension also threatens to to ignite a Cold War-era arms race that can also affect the balance that the nations kept to maintain nuclear peace. On top of these, the three countries are butting heads across the globe. Pentagon called out Russia for intercepting its aircraft while China and Washington have friction over the South China Sea.