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How China Boosts Iran’s Digital Crackdown
October 27, 2022

How China Boosts Iran’s Digital Crackdown

By Nima Khorrami
Amid ongoing protests, Iran is looking to accelerate its adoption of China’s AI surveillance and internet censorship methods.

Droning On: China Floods the Middle East With UAVs
September 02, 2022

Droning On: China Floods the Middle East With UAVs

By Heath Sloane
China’s arming of Iran creates a vicious cycle in which Iranian proxies motivate other Middle Eastern states to arm themselves too, creating more customers for Beijing.
China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation
January 17, 2022

China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation

By William Figueroa
Iran may be forced to “Look East” in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, but the Chinese government continues to look in many directions at once.

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making
December 04, 2021

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making

By Satgin Hamrah and Alexander Eliasen
The Iran-Iraq war kickstarted the China-Iran partnership. Understanding that history provides valuable context for the relationship today.

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance
May 04, 2021

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gedaliah Afterman.

What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India
April 09, 2021

What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India

By Mahima Duggal
New Delhi must revisit its approach to Tehran, especially if it wishes to limit China’s growing influence within Iran.

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 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.

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. 
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.

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