October 22, 2020
How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
By Reza Khaasteh
U.S. sanctions kicked Ericsson out of Iran. Now the Chinese telecom giant is poised to win the 5G race in the country.
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
Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
A convergence of interests (read: opposition to the U.S.) is bringing Iran, China, and Russia closer together than ever.
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.
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 21, 2020
What Does China and Iran’s Proposed Military and Trade Pact Mean for Pakistan?
By Umair Jamal
Growing ties between Tehran and Beijing comes as good news to Islamabad.
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.
May 21, 2020
US Sanctions Prompt China to Cut Most Iran Oil Supplies, Officially at Least
By Yigal Chazan
Declared imports have nosedived, but Beijing seems unwilling to shut off completely deliveries from its strategic partner.
May 07, 2020
China and Gulf Security: Conspicuous By Its Absence
By Bonnie Girard
Countries from Europe to East Asia are conducting patrols to ensure safe shipping lanes through the Gulf. Why isn't China taking part?
February 01, 2020
The Looming Threat of Sanctions for Chinese Companies in Iran
By Pan Yuanyuan
The United States has more excuses than ever before to impose sanctions on Chinese companies doing business with Iran.