West Asia/Middle East
  • Will China Fill a Middle East Vacuum?
    2021-06-07 Jin Liangxiang
    It has been many weeks since late March and early April, when Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited six Middle Eastern countries. But international attention to the visit has not dwindled. Various webinars held by ins... [FULL TEXT]
  • 'Afghan-led, Afghan-owned' is way forward in US aftermath
    2021-06-07 Liu Zongyi
    Photo taken on May 9, 2021 shows the books of students who were killed in a car bomb attack at the site of explosion in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. Photo: XinhuaAgainst the backdrop of the US and NATO unilaterally pushing ahead troop wit... [FULL TEXT]
  • Israel-Palestine conflict: History repeats but with some cha...
    2021-05-21 Jin Liangxiang
    Explosions are seen following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, May 18, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]The latest round of Palestine-Israel conflicts has lasted for more than a week, which has become the focus of the international community. Despite t... [FULL TEXT]
  • Middle East needs multilateral solutions to end violent cycl...
    2021-05-13 Li Weijian
    Palestinian women check the damage inside an apartment in a heavily damaged building in Gaza City early on Wednesday, following continued Israeli airstrikes on the Palestinian territory overnight. Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip have hi... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Trouble with Trump’s Middle East Moves
    2020-09-25 Jin Liangxiang
    August and September featured twin announcements by U.S. President Donald Trump proclaiming the normalization of relations between Israel and two Arab states — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But while the move was made in name of p... [FULL TEXT]
  • A new chapter in China-Arab relations
    2020-07-07 Jin Liangxiang
    The ninth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) took place via video link on July 6. The CASCF has witnessed the growth of relations between China and Arab countries.Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Mi... [FULL TEXT]
  • No IAEA member states can accept endless inspections
    2020-07-06 Jin Liangxiang
    Jin Liangxiang, an associate research fellow at the Center for West Asian and African Studies in Shanghai, tells the Tehran Times that Iran has been very cooperative with the IAEA and that“no member states can accept endless inspections” an... [FULL TEXT]
  • What to learn from China's fight against COVID-19
    2020-02-27 Danilo Türk
    A week ago, I was returning to Slovenia from London via Germany and Italy. The whole travel was normal – with, perhaps, fewer passengers at airports than usual.However, at our final stop at the airport of Trieste (Trst), on the Italian side... [FULL TEXT]
  • The U.S. fails the world by keeping Iran sanctions
    2020-03-17 Jin Liangxiang
    Containing the COVID-19 epidemic has topped the agenda of the international community as the virus has developed into a global pandemic where no-one is immune. Facing this common challenge, therefore, countries should deal with it through j... [FULL TEXT]
  • International landscape roiling with changes brought by pand...
    2020-04-01 Yang Jiemian
    During the global coronavirus pandemic, analyzing the situation to generate responses in a comprehensive, dialectical and forward-looking manner is much needed.Most changes in the international strategic landscape over the centuries were th... [FULL TEXT]