Russia, China Kick Off Military Exercises

Warmer ties indeed, and just when the US is getting cosy with India. So in Asia its China + Russia vs USA + India…Pakistan is the odd one out – but they all have nuclear weapons. But who is who’s proxy?

The drills, dubbed ‘Peace Mission 2005,’ are the latest indication of warming post-Cold War ties amid shared suspicions of U.S. dominance in world affairs. They also underscore Moscow’s worries – and China’s wariness – over a series of uprisings in several former Soviet republics that have resulted in pro-Western governments.

`The exercises are the logical continuation of the first signs of cooperation between Russia and China in the struggle against ‘orange revolutions,’ separatism and the dominant influence of the U.S. in the Euroasiatic sphere,” the Gazeta.ru news Web site wrote Thursday.