November 17, 2022
China’s Tech Outreach in the Middle East and North Africa
By Dale Aluf
Chinese companies, acting out of both economic and geostrategic motives, are providing much of the MENA region’s digital infrastructure.
October 25, 2022
China and US Vaccine Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa
By Passant Mamdouh Ridwan
Beijing had the edge in the early stages of the pandemic, but the preference for mRNA vaccines amid the Omicron variant has helped boost U.S. vaccine diplomacy.
July 09, 2022
The Impact and Implications of China’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
By Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal
China has struck a careful balance between regional rivals, especially Iran and the Gulf. But amid shifting dynamics, staying neutral may not be an option.
June 06, 2022
Is China Hitting Back at India’s INSTC Plans?
By Nima Khorrami
A recent trip by China’s defense minister featured key stops on the planned International North South Transport Corridor, India’s answer to the Belt and Road.
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.
November 16, 2021
The Gulf States in China-US Rivalry
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jonathan Fulton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.