July 05, 2021
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.
January 22, 2020
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.
December 05, 2019
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.
October 30, 2019
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.
August 31, 2019
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.
July 16, 2019
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?
April 27, 2019
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.
March 04, 2019
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.
December 04, 2018
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.
September 19, 2018
China and Israel in the Belt and Road Initiative
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Roi Feder.
August 29, 2018
China and the Middle East: Israel’s Strategic Stakes
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sam Chester.
July 21, 2018
How China Is Winning Over the Middle East
By Deborah Lehr
China is making inroads into the Middle East -- and being welcomed with open arms.