West Asia/Middle East
  • The Trouble with Trump’s Middle East Moves
    2020-09-25 Jin Liangxiang
    August and September featured twin announcements by U.S. President Donald Trump proclaiming the normalization of relations between Israel and two Arab states — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But while the move was made in name of p... [FULL TEXT]
  • A new chapter in China-Arab relations
    2020-07-07 Jin Liangxiang
    The ninth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) took place via video link on July 6. The CASCF has witnessed the growth of relations between China and Arab countries.Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Mi... [FULL TEXT]
  • No IAEA member states can accept endless inspections
    2020-07-06 Jin Liangxiang
    Jin Liangxiang, an associate research fellow at the Center for West Asian and African Studies in Shanghai, tells the Tehran Times that Iran has been very cooperative with the IAEA and that“no member states can accept endless inspections” an... [FULL TEXT]
  • What to learn from China's fight against COVID-19
    2020-02-27 Danilo Türk
    A week ago, I was returning to Slovenia from London via Germany and Italy. The whole travel was normal – with, perhaps, fewer passengers at airports than usual.However, at our final stop at the airport of Trieste (Trst), on the Italian side... [FULL TEXT]
  • The U.S. fails the world by keeping Iran sanctions
    2020-03-17 Jin Liangxiang
    Containing the COVID-19 epidemic has topped the agenda of the international community as the virus has developed into a global pandemic where no-one is immune. Facing this common challenge, therefore, countries should deal with it through j... [FULL TEXT]
  • International landscape roiling with changes brought by pand...
    2020-04-01 Yang Jiemian
    During the global coronavirus pandemic, analyzing the situation to generate responses in a comprehensive, dialectical and forward-looking manner is much needed.Most changes in the international strategic landscape over the centuries were th... [FULL TEXT]
  • 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]