After Iran-Saudi Mediation, China Angles for Another Diplomatic Victory in Yemen
By Ladislav Charouz
A recent flurry of diplomatic activity shows China’s eagerness to score soft-power points – and to gain a foothold for investments in Yemen’s post-war reconstruction.
The China-brokered Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Implications For Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
The prospects of China acting as a peace mediator are much less likely closer to home.
China in Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations: Impact on Israel
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Mordechai Chaziza.
China’s Role in the Iran-Saudi Deal May Not Be All That Bad for India
By Sajid Farid Shapoo
New Delhi needs to assess if China’s growing involvement in the Gulf is detrimental to its long-term security interests and the regional balance of power.
Why China Is Looking for a Bigger Role in the Middle East
By Mu Chunshan
China's brokering of the Iran-Saudi Arabia agreement advances several diplomatic priorities for Beijing.
What the Iran-Saudi Agreement Reveals About China’s Approach to Conflict Management
By Guy Burton
Beijing prefers to lead from behind, engaging in “quasi-mediation” on diplomatic processes that are already in motion.
Iran-Saudi Arabia Reconciliation Is an Opportunity for Pakistan
By Ureeda Khan
As Iran’s neighbor, Saudi Arabia’s partner, and China’s key ally, Pakistan will see major benefits from the recent diplomatic breakthrough.
The Broader Context Behind China’s Mediation Between Iran and Saudi Arabia
By Mehran Haghirian and Jacopo Scita
When it was clear that an agreement was possible to finalize the détente, China took the mantle of responsibility and the role of a direct mediator.