May 04, 2021
China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gedaliah Afterman.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
August 14, 2020
What Does the China-Iran Deal Mean for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
By Muhammad Tayyab Safdar and Joshua Zabin
China and Iran’s new deal is a big win for Pakistan -- and a bigger loss for India.
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 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.