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Episode 337: Putin Bows to Xi in Beijing

Ep. 337

Today, Jamil, Jess, Les, and Morgan discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Beijing at the head of a large delegation to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping amidst the ongoing war in Ukraine and the Russian offensive toward Kharkiv. This marks the first international trip by President Putin since his recent re-election to his 5th term as President of Russia. 


What message does this trip send? What role did the U.S. play in driving Russia closer to China? How does this trip impact U.S. partners and alliances?


Check out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Fault Lines.


Check out the sources that helped shape our expert's discussion!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/05/15/russia-vladimir-putin-china-xi-meeting/ 


https://www.reuters.com/world/putin-visit-chinas-xi-deepen-strategic-partnership-2024-05-15/ 


https://www.reuters.com/world/top-takeaways-putins-trip-china-2024-05-16/ 


https://www.euronews.com/2024/05/16/putins-visit-to-china-heres-what-you-should-know 


https://www.ft.com/content/f77028c8-c960-4d10-b0eb-4c511924a4d5 


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