Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2012 (Revised August 2013)

Russia and China: Energy Relations and International Politics

by Rawi Abdelal and Sogomon Tarontsi


Russia and China are neighbors with complementary needs: Russia has an abundance of energy resources, which China needs to fuel its industry. The case analyzes the evolution of the China-Russia energy relations in the post-Cold War period, with an emphasis on the political factors, external and domestic, impeding and contributing to the full realization of the potential of energy ties between Russia and China.

Keywords: Strategy; International Relations; Energy; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Globalized Markets and Industries; Business and Government Relations; Energy Industry; China; Russia;


Abdelal, Rawi, and Sogomon Tarontsi. "Russia and China: Energy Relations and International Politics." Harvard Business School Case 713-045, October 2012. (Revised August 2013.)