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US Sanctions Prompt China to Cut Most Iran Oil Supplies, Officially at Least
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.

China and Gulf Security: Conspicuous By Its Absence
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?
The Looming Threat of Sanctions for Chinese Companies in Iran
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.

John Calabrese on Asia’s Response to the Soleimani Crisis
January 29, 2020

John Calabrese on Asia’s Response to the Soleimani Crisis

By Shannon Tiezzi
What are the stakes for Asian powers like China, Japan, India, and South Korea in the latest U.S.-Iran clash?

China’s Iran Dilemma
January 11, 2020

China’s Iran Dilemma

By Bonnie Girard
Beijing begins to discover the price of international adventurism.

The Chinese Piece in Iran’s War Games
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?

China Should Broker Peace Between Saudi Arabia and Iran
September 24, 2019

China Should Broker Peace Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

By Lucille Greer
Beijing has the motivation, leverage, and opportunity to convene all parties in the Gulf and pull them back from the brink of war.
China-Iran: Thwarting U.S. Oil Sanctions
September 03, 2019

China-Iran: Thwarting U.S. Oil Sanctions

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Nicolò Sartori

The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
July 01, 2019

The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia

By Nicholas Trickett
As tensions between the United States and Iran deepen, Asia’s top oil importers watch warily.

US-Iran Tensions: Impact on China-Iran Ties
June 03, 2019

US-Iran Tensions: Impact on China-Iran Ties

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Amin Saikal.

Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington
April 25, 2019

Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington

By Charlotte Gao
The White House vows to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero and China is Iran’s largest crude oil customer.
China’s Rise in the Middle East: Beyond Economics
February 25, 2019

China’s Rise in the Middle East: Beyond Economics

By Nicholas Lyall
As China’s economic leadership grows, can it keep aloof from tangled regional politics and security issues?

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