West Asia/Middle East
  • Petrol subsidy reform poses tough challenge for Iran​
    2019-12-02 Jin Liangxiang
    Iran's government decided on Nov. 15 to cut its longstanding petrol subsidy, triggering protests in several cities.The unrest poses a serious challenge to a government already in difficulties due to strict American economic sanctions; howev... [FULL TEXT]
  • Principle of Sovereignty Needed Urgently in Middle East
    2019-11-08 Jin Liangxiang
    A deficiency of peace and security has long been the defining feature of the Middle East, and recent years have seen severe turmoil.Turkey’s latest military operation across the border into Syria in October triggered a new round of discussi... [FULL TEXT]
  • A US-Iran military conflict unlikely
    2019-09-10 Li Weijian
    Editor's Note: Iran announced on Friday that it would stop implementing some of the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers to continue its nuclear research and development program. This is Iran's latest move to withdraw from ... [FULL TEXT]
  • Can US and Turkey really reach agreement on a safe zone?
    2019-08-23 Jin Liangxiang
    It was widely reported in international media in mid-August that the U.S. and Turkey had reached an agreement on issues relating to their interests in Syria.Despite being regarded as a positive step by the two sides, the move is by no way a... [FULL TEXT]
  • Erdogan's China visit: main concern is Turkey's economy
    2019-07-01 Li Weijian
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins to visit China on Tuesday just days after the G20 summit in Japan. Erdogan met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in ... [FULL TEXT]
  • Gulf conflict could spell disaster for world
    2019-06-20 Li Weijian
    Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated with Washington sending 1,000 troops to the Middle East and Teheran threatening to break the limits of how much enriched uranium it can stockpile according to the multilateral Iran ... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Iran threat hype is designed to work in America's favor
    2019-05-14 Li Weijian
    While it is accustomed to throw the U.S. element in the discussion of the Middle Eastern geopolitics, it is easy to forget that the two places are half the earth away with each other; yet the U.S. still has a persistent influence over this ... [FULL TEXT]
  • New Delhi likely to create strategy for Washington’s Iran oi...
    2019-05-05 Liu Zongyi
    A total US ban on the purchases of Iranian crude oil took effect on May 2, according to the Voice of America. Last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US would not extend sanctions waivers for Iranian oil importers includ... [FULL TEXT]
  • Rouhani's Iraq visit: Old ties with new dynamics
    2019-03-17 Jin Liangxiang
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid a three-day visit to Iraq from March 11 through 13. During his visit, President Rouhani, accompanied by a large commercial delegation, met with the Iraqi President, Prime Minister and a number of dignit... [FULL TEXT]
  • G20: The Use of the “Useless”
    2018-12-02 Ye Yu
    The 13th Group of 20 (G20) summit was held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, from November 30 to December 1, 2018. At present, populism and protectionism are on the rise globally, President Donald Trump has continued withdrawing the U.... [FULL TEXT]