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China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation
January 17, 2022

China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation

By William Figueroa
Iran may be forced to “Look East” in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, but the Chinese government continues to look in many directions at once.

The Gulf States in China-US Rivalry
November 16, 2021

The Gulf States in China-US Rivalry

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jonathan Fulton.
How the Abraham Accords Disrupted China-Israel Relations
August 24, 2021

How the Abraham Accords Disrupted China-Israel Relations

By Zsolt Csepregi
After the rapprochement, China’s investment momentum in Israel was overtaken by the Emiratis - just like the U.S. wanted.

The Middle East: An Emerging Market for Chinese Arms Exports
June 25, 2021

The Middle East: An Emerging Market for Chinese Arms Exports

By Alvite Ningthoujam
China remains a marginal player in the region's arms market, but its presence is steadily growing.

The Limits on China’s Role in Syria
June 03, 2021

The Limits on China’s Role in Syria

By Guy Burton, Nick Lyall, and Logan Pauley
Damascus may be keen to seek Chinese funds to rebuild, but interest from Beijing and Chinese firms will be tempered by caution.

Can China’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Work?
May 25, 2021

Can China’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Work?

By William Figueroa
China’s four-point proposal for peace in the Middle East is the same one Beijing has raised, to little effect, for nearly a decade.

What Are China and Russia Saying About the Israel-Palestine Conflict?
May 21, 2021

What Are China and Russia Saying About the Israel-Palestine Conflict?

By Danil Bochkov
Beijing and Moscow have taken up similar positions on the escalating violence in the Middle East.
China Urges US to Play Constructive Role in Gaza Diplomacy
May 18, 2021

China Urges US to Play Constructive Role in Gaza Diplomacy

By Associated Press
China’s Foreign Ministry accused Washington of preventing U.N. Security Council action on the crisis in Gaza.

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance
May 04, 2021

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gedaliah Afterman.

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?
March 30, 2021

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the fanfare surrounding the 25-year deal, details are scarce. Is this much ado about nothing?

China’s Foreign Minister Heads to the Middle East
March 25, 2021

China’s Foreign Minister Heads to the Middle East

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi's six-country tour highlights the region's expanding importance for China.
Middle East LNG Hedging in China’s Energy Diplomacy
March 12, 2021

Middle East LNG Hedging in China’s Energy Diplomacy

By Tristan Kenderdine
Increased demand for energy will give China greater and greater dependency on – and sway over – the world's LNG producers.

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