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?
December 05, 2019
Can China’s ‘New Idea’ Work in the Middle East?
By Wang Jin
China's approach toward the region was on display at a recent security forum in Beijing.
November 23, 2019
China and the UAE: Birds of a Feather?
By Bonnie Girard
The burgeoning relationship is driven by mutual self-interest and a shared embrace of the “noninterference” doctrine.
November 01, 2019
Why China’s PLA Will Not Replace the Americans in the Middle East
By Christopher K. Colley
Even in the event of an American withdrawal from the region, China is unlikely to fill this possible void.
October 30, 2019
China, Not Iran, Is the Power to Watch in Iraq
By Daniel J. Samet
Iraq joins the ranks of China's Belt and Road, a move that should have attracted far more attention.
September 25, 2019
China in the Middle East: Influence and Investment
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Lisa Blaydes.
September 19, 2019
China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA
By Ossman Elnaggar
Across the region, China has made targeted and strategic investments in major renewable energy projects.
August 31, 2019
Economic Exchange Anchors China-Arab Ties
By Eleanor Albert
The China-Arab States Expo spotlights the growing economic relationship between China and the Middle East.
March 08, 2019
What Protests in Algeria and Sudan Mean for China
By Guy Burton
Given the historical and economic importance of Algeria and Sudan to China, Beijing will be watching the current protests carefully.