BRICS Is Getting 6 New Members
By Gerald Imray and Mogomotsi Magome
China has been keen to expand BRICS as a direct counter to the U.S.-led G-7, but other members were more hesitant.
China Is Not a Revisionist Power in the Gulf
By Leon Sinfield
Shared interests with the United States prevent Beijing from challenging the status quo in the region.
China and UAE to Conduct First Joint Fighter Jet Drill in August
By Takahashi Kosuke
The move can be seen not only as another attempt by Beijing to drive a wedge between the U.S. and Middle East, but also as a countermeasure against Tokyo.
China’s Diplomatic Coup in the Middle East: The Facts Behind the Hype
By François Godement
China’s diplomatic push into the region is less than meets the eye – but it should not be ignored, either.
China’s Overseas Police Service Stations in the Middle East
By Mordechai Chaziza
Chinese Overseas Police Service Stations are known to be present in Israel and the UAE. However, their specific locations, functions, and extent are shrouded in secrecy.
Can China Tip the Scales in the Palestine-Israel Peace Process?
By Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Beijing’s strategic partnership with Palestine and its potential to mediate the conflict challenges U.S. dominance in the region.
The Global Security Initiative: China’s New Security Architecture for the Gulf
By Mordechai Chaziza
The GSI is the latest expression of China’s bid to challenge the Western-led global governance system. How will it play out in the Gulf region?
Middle Eastern Countries Are Rebalancing Relations With the US and China
By Dale Aluf
Gulf states aren’t choosing China over the U.S., but rather weaning themselves away from overdependence on Washington by engaging with a variety of other partners.
China’s Offer to Mediate in the Israel-Palestine Conflict Is Overstated – For Now
By Guy Burton
China’s foreign minister sparked speculation with back-to-back phone calls to his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, but the offer to mediate is not new.
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.
China’s Humanitarian Efforts Fail to Measure up in the Middle East
By Jesse Marks
For all the focus on Beijing’s diplomatic prowess in the region, there is one area where it falls woefully short: humanitarian aid.
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.