October 19, 2020
Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?
By Emily Jin
When the United States cuts off Iran completely, will China step in? This question comes at a critical time, but the answer is complicated.
October 16, 2020
China’s Approach to Mediating Middle Eastern Conflicts
By Poornima Balasubramanian
Beijing is taking more initiative in regional crises, but still prefers conflict management over conflict resolution.
October 05, 2020
A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria
By Sophie Zinser
Young Syrian table tennis star Hend Zaza is China-bound, just as China’s ambitions in the Levant intensify.
September 29, 2020
Less Than the Sum of Its Parts: China’s ‘Negative Competition’ in the Middle East
By Scott J. Harr
China’s approach to the Middle East, predicated on a misunderstanding of U.S. strategies, is deeply flawed.
September 04, 2020
How the AIIB Grows China’s Interests in the Middle East
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
The multilateral bank’s institutional features help entice regional players -- and advance Chinese interests in the region.
September 01, 2020
What the Israel-UAE Agreement Means for Asian Powers
By Guy Burton
China and India have been watching the shifting geopolitics in the Middle East.
August 19, 2020
Will China Change Its Lebanon Strategy?
By Philip Crowe
As Lebanon reels, China’s emphasis on befriending a corrupt elite risks alienating it from the local population.
July 24, 2020
Offshore Balancing: A Grand Strategy for the China Dream
By Andrew Latham
Xi Jinping seems to have settled on a grand strategy for a risen China.
July 21, 2020
The China-India Contest in the Middle East
By Hasan Alhasan
China’s recent advances with Iran and Turkey have been accompanied by Indian setbacks.
July 16, 2020
Lebanon Looks to China as US, Arabs Refuse to Help in Crisis
By Associated Press
Struggling with an economic catastrophe, Lebanon is the latest country to be caught up U.S.-China tensions.
July 15, 2020
The Pitfalls of the China-Iran Agreement
By Nima Khorrami
The reported agreement, already receiving a backlash in Iran, is not likely to achieve what Tehran hopes it will.
December 16, 2019
The Chinese Piece in Iran’s War Games
By Lucille Greer
Iran, Russia and China are set to conduct joint war games in late December. What’s in it for Beijing?