Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative

Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative explores the expanding and multifaceted relations between China and Gulf Arab states. The objective of this initiative, led by AGSIW Senior Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki, is to deepen understanding of evolving economic linkages as well as assess the associated political, diplomatic, security, cultural, and technological implications of stronger Chinese-Gulf ties.

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Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Oil and Gas

China’s willingness to boost imports of discounted Russian crude oil reinforces why Gulf oil- and gas-producing states should strive for diversified energy partnerships.

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Implementing the China-Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: Not So Fast

While long on aspiration and flourish, implementation of the comprehensive strategic partnership has seemed short on substance, highlighting China’s long-held strategy of viewing Tehran as an expendable piece in its chess match with Washington.

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Growing China-Gulf Economic Relations Have Limits

Economic ties between China and the Gulf states are indeed growing but not necessarily in every direction nor at an infinitely accelerating pace.

China and the GCC: A Discussion of the "Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations"

On March 8, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion on the China-Gulf relationship, based on the "Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations."

In New York, Saudis Dust Off Their Plan for Peace With Israel

The Arab Peace Initiative provides important clues to Saudi foreign policy calculations, even if controversy over OPEC+ oil production cuts diverts attention to Saudi oil policy.

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The IRGC and the Specter of Separatism

The October 4 edition of the Iran Media Review considers how instrumental use of the threat of separatism by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps risks fueling separatism in Iran’s periphery regions.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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