The main theme of this thesis is to study the policy’s implementation of Russia towards China in the period of 1992-2000. Using the concept of realism as a framework of analysis, the thesis analyses factors effecting Russia's policy towards China and the development of the relations between these two countries. The hypothesis of this thesis is that national interest, not ideology, was the main factor encouraging Russia to improve its relations and cooperate with China. The research founds that Russia’s policy towards China during the President Yeltsin administration was in close relationship. The relationship of these two countries at the bilateral level was significantly improved, which had never occurred before in the history of their relationship. This factor attributes to political, economic and security interests of Russia after the dissolution of socialism that it's new system saw benefits from better relations in closer cooperation with China. Another factor is that the ‘open’ China also came to the conclusion that the rift with Russia rendered irrelevant and fruitless to its development toward market economy.
จีน -- ความสัมพันธ์กับต่างประเทศ -- รัสเซีย
รัสเซีย -- ความสัมพันธ์กับต่างประเทศ -- จีน
เยลต์ซิน บอริส -- กิจกรรมทางการเมือง
China -- Foreign relations -- Russia
Russia -- Foreign relations -- China
Yeltsin Boris Nikolayevich 1931-2007 -- Political activity