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What the Gulf States Think of 'One Belt, One Road'
May 24, 2017
What the Gulf States Think of 'One Belt, One Road'
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Oman have mixed feelings about China's ambitious project.
What the Gulf States Think of 'One Belt, One Road'
US Sanctions on Iran: Good or Bad News for China?
February 07, 2017
US Sanctions on Iran: Good or Bad News for China?
Some Chinese are celebrating Trump’s move, but the new sanctions pose economic and political risks for China.
US Sanctions on Iran: Good or Bad News for China?
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
November 15, 2016
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
Iran and China are reportedly slated to hold joint military drills in the near future.
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
China, Iran, and 'One Belt, One Road'
October 25, 2016
China, Iran, and 'One Belt, One Road'
Will Iran become drawn into China's 'One Belt, One Road' orbit in Pakistan?
China, Iran, and 'One Belt, One Road'
China's Syria Agenda
September 22, 2016
China's Syria Agenda
China's strategy in Syria aims to advance global acceptance of Beijing's non-interference policy.
China's Syria Agenda
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
September 19, 2016
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
Even after the nuclear deal, China shouldn't expect too much from economic ties with Iran.
Can China Capitalize on Iran's Post-Nuclear Deal Opening? Don't Count On It
The Future of China's Diplomacy in the Middle East
July 26, 2016
The Future of China's Diplomacy in the Middle East
Despite its rising power, China should resist the temptation to become militarily involved in the Middle East.
The Future of China's Diplomacy in the Middle East
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
March 30, 2016
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
The Yiwu-Tehran train is a significant part of Beijing’s plans for regional integration.
Iran, China and the Silk Road Train
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
March 08, 2016
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
The deal offers some significant and sobering lessons on “multilateralism with Chinese characteristics.”
China and the Iran Nuclear Deal
First Direct Train from China Arrives in Iran
February 16, 2016
First Direct Train from China Arrives in Iran
The rail route is faster than the sea route by a month, but is it cheaper?
First Direct Train from China Arrives in Iran
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
January 27, 2016
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
Trade between the two countries is set to explode.
China’s Relations With Iran: A Threat to the West?
China's Balancing Act in Iran
January 26, 2016
China's Balancing Act in Iran
Xi Jinping tries to deepen ties with Iran, while not alienating Saudi Arabia.
China's Balancing Act in Iran
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
January 21, 2016
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
By keeping a tight focus on bilateral ties, China hoped to avoid upsetting Iran during Xi's first trip to Saudi Arabia.
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
Why China's President Is Heading to Iran
January 19, 2016
Why China's President Is Heading to Iran
It's no coincidence that Xi Jinping's first visit to Iran comes just after "Implementation Day" for the nuclear deal.
Why China's President Is Heading to Iran
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
January 09, 2016
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
A planned trip in 2015 was scuttled due to regional tensions. Will Xi's 2016 Middle East tour share the same fate?
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
January 08, 2016
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
China sends an envoy to Riyadh and Tehran to discuss the latest flare-up in tensions.
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
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