The first joint military exercises since Russia’s attack on Ukraine, China and Russia fly bombers over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea. Is this a strengthening of a strategic alliance as the United States rallies partners to counter China’s rising presence in Asia? Or is it a sticking plaster for an alliance under strain? Guests: Klaus W. Larres Professor of History & International Affairs Paul Vallet Historian Stephen Chan Professor of World Politics at SOAS University of London Roundtable is a discussion program with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.