Alarm over a ‘China-Russia axis’ revives unwanted Cold War mentality

Feb 28, 2022 | INVESTING

Fifty years ago last week, President Nixon made a landmark visit to Beijing that thawed tensions with China and reshaped the geopolitics of the Cold War. After the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s had effectively turned a bipolar world order into a “tripolarity”, Nixon’s trip and the rapprochement it symbolised substantially altered the balance of power in the triangle of China-Soviet-US relations.The “strategic triangle” was the dominant frame through which geopolitics was understood at the…

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