China and the Middle East

Venturing into the Maelstrom

  • James M. Dorsey

Part of the Global Political Transitions book series (GLPOTR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-278

About this book


This book explores China’s significant economic and security interests in the Middle East and South Asia. To protect its economic and security interests, China is increasingly forced to compromise its long-held foreign policy and defense principles, which include insistence on non-interference in the domestic affairs of others, refusal to envision a foreign military presence, and focus on the development of mutually beneficial economic and commercial relations. The volume shows that China’s need to redefine requirements for the safeguarding of its national interests positioned the country as a regional player in competitive cooperation with the United States and the dominant external actor in the region. The project would be ideal for scholarly audiences interested in Regional Politics, China, South Asia, the Middle East, and economic and security studies.

James M. Dorsey is Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


MENA Southeast Asia Xinjiang province One Belt, One Road Ughurs defense policies economic policies US China relations

Authors and affiliations

  • James M. Dorsey
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  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International StudiesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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