China’s 3rd Belt and Road Forum Finally Gets a Date
By Shannon Tiezzi
The big event is happening October 17and 18. The question now is: who will show up?
China-Russia Cooperation in Africa and the Middle East
By Mercy A. Kuo
Africa and the Middle East provide conducive conditions for China and Russia to advance their shared and separate agendas.
Beyond Oil: A New Phase in China-Middle East Engagement
By Nurettin Akcay
Yes, the oil trade is a major factor. But China’s eagerness to also invest in technology, renewable energy, and infrastructure is driving the next phase of cooperation.
The Chinese Muslim Diaspora in Mecca: Lessons for the BRI in the Middle East
By Seong Hyeon Choi
From the earliest days, China's interactions with the Middle East were based not only on trade, but on religious and cultural connections.
What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations
By Nader Habibi and Hans Yue Zhu
CPEC will significantly enhance China’s capacity to expand her economic and strategic relations with energy-rich Middle Eastern countries.
Can China’s ‘New Idea’ Work in the Middle East?
By Wang Jin
China's approach toward the region was on display at a recent security forum in Beijing.
China, Not Iran, Is the Power to Watch in Iraq
By Daniel J. Samet
Iraq joins the ranks of China's Belt and Road, a move that should have attracted far more attention.
Economic Exchange Anchors China-Arab Ties
By Eleanor Albert
The China-Arab States Expo spotlights the growing economic relationship between China and the Middle East.
China, Israel, and the Geopolitics of Seaports
By Altay Atlı
What could the Chinese investment in the Israeli port of Haifa mean for regional geopolitics in the Middle East?
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
Can China Remake Its Image in the Middle East?
By Nicholas Lyall
Amid the staples of trade and investment, energy, and the BRI, China is exploring a new paradigm of relations with the region.
The Muslim World Remains Largely Mute on Uyghurs’ Plight
By Samira Alim
Economic ties to Beijing and domestic rights abuses have kept most states from speaking out.