A Chinese-Russian Regional Program Ends With a Whimper

This September marks the end of the nine-year Program of Cooperation between Northeast China and Russia’s Far East and Eastern Siberia (2009–2018). When the document was signed by then Chinese president Hu Jintao and then Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, the hope was that the program would boost Russian-Chinese cooperation in the provinces and jump-start development of the Russian Far East. 

Bryza: Recent conversation between Azerbaijani president, Armenian PM essential to reinvigorating negotiation process on Karabakh conflict

The recent conversation between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is essential to reinvigorating negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.