Research Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Oct 11, 2016
The anticipated defeat of the Islamic State is not likely to mean calm in the region, since thousands of disaffected jihadist fighters will be scattered and looking for new opportunities to spread their ideology. Meanwhile, the newly energized Kurds – key players in the war against IS – will have political demands that will be difficult to satisfy, and may lead to new conflicts.
Apr 07, 2016
Overthrowing the autocratic regime of Saddam Hussein inflamed the Sunni-Shiite rivalry in the Middle East, and provided a breeding ground for the Islamic State. The new wave of terror attacks in Europe is also the bitter result of its irresponsible policies during the Arab Spring, and the consequences are fueling ongoing resentment toward Western governments.
Mar 15, 2016
China has neither the military infrastructure nor the political will to strike IS forces on the ground in the Middle East. But China continues to build its military capacity and is by no means looking for a “free ride” in the Middle East.
Jan 12, 2016
Having incubated the Daesh in its global war on terror, the US must take the responsibility to destroy it. Washington cannot sit back and expect the international community to defeat the Daesh forces without US leadership.
May 29, 2014
In the face of the international terrorist organizations’ threats to the international community, China and the US need to assume responsibilities, and join hands in a new round of cooperation, writes Wang Zhen.
Jun 18, 2011
More than 30 people have so far expressed their wish, through micro blogs and other channels, to run for National People's Congress (NPC) deputies. Signalli