China in Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations: Impact on Israel
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Mordechai Chaziza.
The Broader Context Behind China’s Mediation Between Iran and Saudi Arabia
By Mehran Haghirian and Jacopo Scita
When it was clear that an agreement was possible to finalize the détente, China took the mantle of responsibility and the role of a direct mediator.
Iran, Saudi Arabia Agree to Resume Ties, With China’s Help
By Jon Gambrell
The major diplomatic breakthrough, negotiated in Beijing with China as mediator, is a demonstration of China's influence in the Middle East.
Can China Continue to Balance Between Saudi Arabia and Iran?
By Jesse Marks
Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Riyadh resulted in a rare diplomatic rebuke from Tehran.
New Trends in Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Ties
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Pakistan is drawing closer than ever to Saudi Arabia, with consequences for its relations with Iran.
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
By Daud Khattak
Afghanistan won’t have peace unless its neighbors agree to stop their meddling.
China's Belt and Road Initiative Faces New Security Challenges in 2018
By Chuchu Zhang and Chaowei Xiao
Terrorism, political instability, and geopolitical rivalries threaten to complicate China's BRI in 2018.
The Saudi-Iran Rivalry and Sectarian Strife in South Asia
By Abha Shankar
Iran and Saudi Arabia are recruiting and radicalizing local Muslim populations in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
Hard Times Ahead for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani
By Shahram Akbarzadeh and Dara Conduit
Almost 3 years into Rouhani’s drive to normalize Iran’s relationships with its neighbors, Iran is as isolated as ever.
China's Balancing Act in Iran
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping tries to deepen ties with Iran, while not alienating Saudi Arabia.
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
By Shannon Tiezzi
By keeping a tight focus on bilateral ties, China hoped to avoid upsetting Iran during Xi's first trip to Saudi Arabia.
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
By Rustam Ali Seerat
For the religious rivals, Afghanistan is another front in the fight for influence.