January 16, 2021
China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in the Middle East
By Austin Bodetti
Gulf states like Bahrain and the UAE are using a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, highlighting a new type of cooperation with China.
November 23, 2019
China and the UAE: Birds of a Feather?
By Bonnie Girard
The burgeoning relationship is driven by mutual self-interest and a shared embrace of the “noninterference” doctrine.
May 03, 2019
The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa
By Samuel Ramani
From port competition to the Somaliland issue, China and the UAE's conflicting interests in the region are not easy to reconcile.
February 15, 2019
The Rise of Islamic Finance on China’s Belt and Road
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
The BRI in the Gulf has given rise to Chinese investment in developing the Islamic financial sector.
July 21, 2018
China, UAE Upgrade Partnership During Xi's Visit
By Shannon Tiezzi
The UAE's enthusiastic welcome of Xi came alongside new deals.
May 24, 2017
What the Gulf States Think of 'One Belt, One Road'
By Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Oman have mixed feelings about China's ambitious project.