Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago, China and Middle Eastern countries forged a bond over their mutual opposition to colonialism. Today, China is the region’s biggest foreign investor.
Kim Ghattas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sectors, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
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