West Asia/Middle East
  • Khan’s visit infuses momentum in ties
    2018-11-05 Liu Zongyi
    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan started his first official visit to China Friday last week. The two nations signed 15 agreements on Saturday. Khan is also a guest of honor at the ongoing China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shangha... [FULL TEXT]
  • China and Arab states set to shine together
    2018-07-09 Li Weijian
    Sino-Arab relations not only about oilIt's a misconception that Sino-Arab cooperation is only about oil. As a matter of fact, only a few, such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, of the 22 Arab countries and regions export oil to China. The importa... [FULL TEXT]
  • US Quest for Iran Regime Change: Will EU Sustain the Nuclear...
    2018-05-16 Dan Steinbock
    Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal was the wrong decision in the wrong time. It is likely to compound global political, economic and security risks. Now EU must sustain the nuclear deal, along with Russia and China.For three year... [FULL TEXT]
  • What Will Trump’s New Iran Strategy Do?
    2017-10-24 Jin Liangxiang
    On October 13, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Iran strategy. As expected, President Trump jettisoned another part of Barack Obama’s legacy, though he stopped short of withdrawing the U.S. from the nuclear deal. The new strate... [FULL TEXT]
  • Can Rouhani bring Iran into the international system?
    2017-09-15 Jin Liangxiang
    Iran’s integration into the international system since the revolution has witnessed a series of ups and downs. Hassan Rouhani’s re-election in 2017, however, means Iran is ready to restart the process as signified by the signing of the Join... [FULL TEXT]
  • The U.S. Should Take the Lead to Engage Iran
    2017-08-15 Jin Liangxiang
    On August 6th, the 12th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran was sworn into office. Hassan Rouhani is expected to continue the domestic and foreign policies of his first-term, which were consistently characterized as moderate. Despite ... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Jihadi Pivot to Asia
    2017-08-12 Dan Steinbock
    As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror’s new battlefront. In order to contain the terror and sustain the Asian Century, new kind of cooperation is needed between the A... [FULL TEXT]
  • China, EU can cooperate in Middle East
    2017-08-08 Jin Liangxiang
    I was in Brussels on a short academic visit with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung office from June 21 through July 8, and was able to meet a number of EU officials thanks to my host's thoughtful arrangements.These fruitful contacts convinced me... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Middle East Under Trump
    2017-03-01 Jin Liangxiang
    The world entered the year of 2017 with everybody talking about US President Donald Trump. It is widely believed that Trump will bring uncertainty to almost every part of the world, including the Middle East. While many are talking about Tr... [FULL TEXT]
  • Ambassador's assassination:"lone wolf" attacks on the rise
    2016-12-20 Li Weijian
    Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was assassinated by a Turkish police officer at an Ankara art gallery Monday. "Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!" the gunman is heard shouting in a video of what leaders of Turkey and Russ... [FULL TEXT]