Xi-Putin Meeting in SCO Summit


By: Jussi Puustinen, LTC, FIN Army, CSAG/CCJ5

21 September 2022

Subject: Xi has put on some weight; Changing dynamics between Xi and Putin and the consequences.

Purpose: To provide a perspective on the implications of the Xi – Putin meeting at the 22nd SCO summit amid Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine and as Xi’s first visit abroad since COVID19 outbreak.

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The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of a number of international officers within the Combined Strategic Analysis Group (CSAG) and do not necessarily reflect the views of United States Central Command, not of the nations represented within the CSAG or any other governmental agency.