Xi and Putin – partnership on trial

19:00 to 21:00

UiO and Morgenbladet invite you to a deep dive into the world’s most dangerous superpowers to provide background for today’s geopolitical landscape.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are strategic partners with several apparent common denominators. Both rule with an iron fist. They want more influence over the international order, with the United States as the main competitor. Both want to correct what they see as historical wrongs by taking back lost territories, Ukraine and Taiwan respectively. But only one has gone to war, and much suggests that their positions of power are very uneven, vis-a-vis each other and the rest of the world.

What are the similarities and differences between Russia and China? How has the war in Ukraine affected relations between China and Taiwan? And what does a wise Western policy towards Russia and China look like?

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