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China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment
April 06, 2021

China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment

By William Figueroa
Why the 25-Year China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement isn’t a “big deal,” literally or figuratively.

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?
March 30, 2021

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the fanfare surrounding the 25-year deal, details are scarce. Is this much ado about nothing?
China’s Foreign Minister Heads to the Middle East
March 25, 2021

China’s Foreign Minister Heads to the Middle East

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi's six-country tour highlights the region's expanding importance for China.

China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil
March 10, 2021

China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil

By Eleanor Albert
China is moving closer to Iran than ever before, but the partnership still has limits.

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran
January 26, 2021

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran

By Reza Khaasteh
Amid energy shortages in Iran, Iranians are pointing the finger at Chinese-run bitcoin mining operations.

How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
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.

Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?
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. 
China’s Approach to Mediating Middle Eastern Conflicts
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.

Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East
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.

What the Israel-UAE Agreement Means for Asian Powers
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.

Offshore Balancing: A Grand Strategy for the China Dream
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.
The China-India Contest in the Middle East
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.

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