Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Mar 13, 2015
The Arab Spring was neither a transformation from authoritative political system to western democracy, nor a religious “Islamic Awakening.” Dr. Jin Liangxiang describes it as the reconstruction of political legitimacy, and primarily caused due to governments losing their legitimacy by not providing economically for the people. Externally imposed political systems will not solve the ongoing issues, though.
Jan 27, 2015
The last months have witnessed oil prices at global markets dropping by more than 50%, the primary reasons being due to Saudi Arabia’s political protectionism over oil prices. Jin Liangxiang contends that beyond purely economic factors, Saudi Arabia actually intends to express its discontent and frustration, especially with Iran.
Aug 22, 2014
President Obama’s labeling of China as a “free rider” reveals that the US is actually expressing its frustration with the situation and with China’s unwillingness to join the US in its Middle East foray, writes Jin Liangxiang.
May 16, 2014
The United States does not command sufficient resources to execute a rebalancing strategy focused on the containment of China. Its ambitions are far beyond its capabilities, writes Jin Liangxiang.
Feb 07, 2014
The US remains a nation with the most strategic resources, and it is determined to play a leadership role in global affairs. But that role will largely depend on whether the US will invest its resources in global justice and common interests, writes Jin Liangxiang.
Jan 08, 2014
Will China take a more proactive role in resolving the Iranian nuclear issue? As Dr. Jin Liangxiang explains, China remains an economic victim in the dispute and must promote reconciliation between the West and Iran.
Nov 09, 2013
China and the U.S. are among the major powers with great influence in the Middle East, and the interactions between the two are highly relevant to the prospect of peace, stability and prosperity of the region. Now, that they both adhere to reactive policies in the Middle East, Jin Liangxiang argues the two countries should collaborate in the region.
Oct 17, 2013
There is nothing wrong with expecting China to contribute more to the Middle East, and hopefully China will do so, but the allegations that China has contributed little to the Middle East is far from the truth, writes Jin Liangxiang.
Sep 17, 2013
US military threats in Syria will further undermine the stability of the region, writes Jin Liangxiang. Though China might not be able to stop US actions, it undermines its intention for cooperation.
Aug 09, 2013
It will depend on the US whether Iran-US relations will enter a stage of normalization, writes Jin Liangxiang. The US may not be ready for such a process, though some senior diplomats are once again calling for reviewing US-Iran relations.