Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Nov 30, 2021
The trip, in both its timing and content, was designed compete with China and expand American influence. Senegal, the U.S. Secretary of State’s last stop, happens to be the host country of the upcoming Eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ministerial Conference. That’s no coincidence.
Sep 03, 2021
Stability and unity in Afghanistan will facilitate the extension of the Belt and Road Initiative and connect western Asia. China can play a key role in helping the Afghan people embark on a road of national reconstruction and prosperity.
May 28, 2021
China has called for an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence to save the lives of innocent civilians on both sides. The ultimate solution, in China’s view, lies in a two-state solution. The Palestinians who live in the region are entitled to a state of their own, no less than Israelis.
Apr 17, 2021
China has its own reasons for strategic cooperation with Iran, and undermining the United States is not one of them. It is true, however, that Iran wants the U.S. to lift all sanctions, and the U.S. has signaled that it may be ready to concede.
Mar 10, 2021
American airstrikes took place in Syria, but there’s no question they were intended to send a message to Iran and Russia. It’s clear the U.S. intends to reassert its influence in the Middle East.
Dec 15, 2020
Iran is blaming Israel for the assassination, but its response has been restrained. It doesn’t want to provoke Trump into launching a last-minute attack on its nuclear facilities. But the guns are locked and loaded. When will the shooting begin?
Oct 09, 2020
Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with relatively young leaders, have the will to promote trade and military cooperation with Israel. But putting their national interests ahead of the broader interests of the Arab world may not play well in the long run.
Aug 26, 2020
The agreement of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish diplomatic ties could dramatically change the landscape of the entire Gulf region. Israel is applauding, and no wonder: The deal cost it nothing. But Palestine and Iran are aggrieved.
Jul 21, 2020
Attacks on nuclear-related sites in Iran set back the country’s ability to refine uranium by at least one or two years. Retaliation against Israel can be expected, maybe even war. But in an election year, the U.S. will probably keep its distance.
Jul 02, 2020
Summit carried a powerful message of solidarity against COVID-19 — reinforced by President Xi Jinping. It’s the right moment for Chinese and African leaders to create a new foundation for future cooperation.