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China, Not Iran, Is the Power to Watch in Iraq
October 30, 2019

China, Not Iran, Is the Power to Watch in Iraq

By Daniel J. Samet
Iraq joins the ranks of China's Belt and Road, a move that should have attracted far more attention.

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
October 05, 2017

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question

By Samuel Ramani
While Beijing’s opposition to separatist movements remains solid, it could nonetheless benefit from the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan.
China and Iraq Announce Strategic Partnership
December 23, 2015

China and Iraq Announce Strategic Partnership

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the development of ties, the relationship remains largely founded on Iraqi oil and gas.

China Stays Coy on Fighting Islamic State
June 17, 2015

China Stays Coy on Fighting Islamic State

By Shannon Tiezzi
Strangely, Chinese reports of meetings with Iraq's foreign minister made no mention of IS.

It's Still a Good Idea for China to Send Troops to Fight ISIS
September 16, 2014

It's Still a Good Idea for China to Send Troops to Fight ISIS

By Dingding Chen
Beijing has more to gain than to lose by intervening against ISIS in Iraq.

China Should Send Troops to Fight ISIS
September 12, 2014

China Should Send Troops to Fight ISIS

By Dingding Chen
Fighting ISIS has multiple benefits for China; Beijing should seize on this rare opportunity.

China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
August 26, 2014

China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq

By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen
"Unless China invests in counter-terrorism operations internationally, it will face the consequences domestically."
Can China Stomach an Independent Kurdistan?
August 15, 2014

Can China Stomach an Independent Kurdistan?

By Ankit Panda
Beijing may have to make some tough choices when it comes to Kurdish independence.

US Airstrikes in Iraq: A Win-Win Situation for China
August 09, 2014

US Airstrikes in Iraq: A Win-Win Situation for China

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is pessimistic that airstrikes will help, but stands to benefit if U.S. intervention stabilizes Iraq.

Chinese Envoy Visits Iraq
July 11, 2014

Chinese Envoy Visits Iraq

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's special envoy to the Middle East met with Maliki and others in Baghdad this week.

Iraq’s Ripple Effect on Asia
June 26, 2014

Iraq’s Ripple Effect on Asia

By Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss ISIL's advances in Iraq and the implications for Asia and the world.
China Plans Limited Evacuations From Iraq as Security Deteriorates
June 19, 2014

China Plans Limited Evacuations From Iraq as Security Deteriorates

By Shannon Tiezzi
China says most of its citizens in Iraq remain safe, but a mass evacuation remains on the table should violence worsen.

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