China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
February 27, 2014
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Iraq saw China's focus expand beyond energy cooperation.
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
February 10, 2014
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
Commonsense and U.S. precedent are the architects of Obama’s Middle East foreign policy.
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
January 15, 2014
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
Beijing stands ready to join the international body for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace.
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
November 20, 2013
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
Sanctions, centrifuges and personalities aren’t the only forces pushing Iran and the U.S. toward a détente.
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
November 16, 2013
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
Newsweek says Beijing has agreed to have Chinese nationals lead IAEA inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites.
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
November 06, 2013
Can China Resist “Hegemonism” in Middle East?
Beijing’s growing power and interests in the Persian Gulf will tempt it to embrace hegemonism.
Can China Resist “Hegemonism” in Middle East?
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
October 18, 2013
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
China plans to boost oil purchases from Iraq by 70%, even as security in the country falters.
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
October 02, 2013
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
Moscow’s diplomatic push in the Middle East will fail, even as it loses influence in more vital regions.
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
September 10, 2013
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
China’s own sense of vulnerability, not its rivalry with the US, accounts for its opposition to a Syrian intervention.
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
Asia Pivot: Obama’s Ticket out of Middle East?
August 21, 2013
Asia Pivot: Obama’s Ticket out of Middle East?
Right now, East Asia looks more appealing to the White House. But what are the true motives?
Asia Pivot: Obama’s Ticket out of Middle East?
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
August 16, 2013
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
Putin reportedly offered Egypt’s military all of Russia’s military facilities, and proposed joint exercises.
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
August 16, 2013
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
Events in Egypt are proving to be every bit as complicated for Beijing as they are for the US.
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
China Makes Play For Iran’s Chabahar Port
July 01, 2013
China Makes Play For Iran’s Chabahar Port
Financing updates to Iran’s Persian Gulf port would significantly strengthen China’s position in the Middle East.
China Makes Play For Iran’s Chabahar Port
China Joins the Arctic Council
May 16, 2013
China Joins the Arctic Council
The best of China this week. Has Xi’s anti-graft campaign landed a “tiger?” Lao She’s art collection auctioned off.
China Joins the Arctic Council
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
May 09, 2013
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
David Cohen offers possible reasons behind China’s efforts at Middle East peace.
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
May 04, 2013
China: Middle East Peace Broker?
Chinese and U.S. leaders have both said they want to create a new type of relationship. The Middle East is the perfect place to start.
China: Middle East Peace Broker?
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