China’s Expanding Influence in Iraq
By Sercan Çalışkan
Iraq’s geostrategic location and oil resources make it a crucial point in China’s Belt and Road Initiatives.
Energy Crisis From Ukraine War: Impacts on China and India
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Craig Kennedy.
The Commodity Craze Creates a Supply Gap for China
By Nathan Handwerker
While China benefits from buying cheap Russian oil, weak demand and expensive oil globally is creating a large commodities supply gap for China.
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.
Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry
By Niva Yau
In Beijing’s pursuit of shifting its trade and energy dependencies from sea to land, Nur-Sultan is a necessary partner.
Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China
By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China.
Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington
By Charlotte Gao
The White House vows to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero and China is Iran’s largest crude oil customer.
China in the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future
By Nicholas Lyall
Tracing the recent history and trajectory of China’s presence in the Middle East.
What the Saudi Shake up Means for China
By Wang Mouzhou
The success or failure of Saudi Arabia's reform campaign will have huge ramifications for China.
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
By Samir Tata
"The United States should not underestimate China’s ability to achieve energy security within the next two decades."
China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?
By Wang Jin
China-Saudi Arabia ties are seeing more political-military cooperation, but oil continues to dominate.
Revealed: China's Blueprint for Building Middle East Relations
By Shannon Tiezzi
The first "Arab Policy Paper" provides Beijing's official vision for China-Middle East relations.