Analysis

ECONOMY

China’s Deepening Strategic Engagement in the Middle East

Mohammadbagher Forough

In terms of energy (both fossil-based and green), geopolitics, geoeconomics, trade, finance, health and digital security, and media and soft power, China’s influence in the region has been growing in the past two decades.

ECONOMY

Iran between the US and China

Mohammadbagher Forough

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (The JCPOA) should be understood in the geopolitical context of Obama’s Pivot to Asia. Obama’s Pivot to Asia was meant to contain China and reduce the American involvement in the MENA region.