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Although Unhappy With US Sanctions on Iran, China Won’t Fall Out With Washington
April 25, 2019

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
February 16, 2019

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
November 09, 2017

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
January 14, 2017

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?
September 02, 2016

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
January 14, 2016

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.

China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
January 08, 2016

China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash

By Shannon Tiezzi
China sends an envoy to Riyadh and Tehran to discuss the latest flare-up in tensions.
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's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran
April 08, 2015

China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is ready to capitalize on any sanctions relief that comes with a final Iran deal.

Can China Engage Meaningfully on Iraq?
July 23, 2014

Can China Engage Meaningfully on Iraq?

By Michal Meidan
Instability in Iraq has serious implications for China, but does it have the ability to forge a proactive policy?

Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?
June 24, 2014

Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?

By Andrea Ghiselli
The crisis in Iraq again reveals the costs of China’s low military profile in the region.
Iraq Crisis Tests China's Foreign Policy
June 17, 2014

Iraq Crisis Tests China's Foreign Policy

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite major interests in Iraq, China is unwilling to get involved in the current conflict.

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