Thursday, January 25, 2018

China and the Middle East (WEEK -9 Friday January 26 9:00-12:00): Quiz -3, Readings, Newspaper articles, and Documentaries


Dear all, 

For the next week, (Week 9) you should read the following articles before the class:

GCC
·      China in Middle East: Shifting Role and Interests By PAN Guang.
·      Sean Foley. Seek Knowledge Even If It Takes You to China (Via Washington) Saudi Arabia and China in the Twenty-First Century. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 166-188.
·      Geoffrey F. Gresh. The Gulf Looks East Sino-Arab Relations in an Age of Instability. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 149-165
·      Manochehr Dorraj and James English. The Dragon Nests: China’s Energy Engagement of the Middle East. CHINA REPORT 49: 1 (2013): 43–67

Documentaries:
·       IISS - Mahmood Abdulla: The Past, Present, and Future for GCC Investment in China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6P6o9jnrl8
IISS - A New Era of GCC Geo-Economic Opportunity with China and India

This week, we will have five (5) presentations. YOU SHOULD PREPARE POWER POINTS and EMAIL IT TO ME A DAY BEFORE THE CLASS.

LOEUN CHHANY
·      John W. Garver. China and Iran: An Emerging Partnership Post- Sanctions. MEI Policy Focus 2016-3.
·      Mohiaddin Mesbahi and Mohammad Homayounvash. China and the International Non-Proliferation Regime: The Case of Iran. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 73-92
TATIANA GONCALVES MATIAS
·      China and Iran: Economic, political, and Military relations
Scott Harold and Alireza Nader. RAND, 2012.
VOEURN VINICHHAI
·      YAO Kuangyi1. China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in the Last Decade. Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia) Vol. 8, No. 4, 2014.
·      Guy Burton. Explaining Beijing’s Shift from Active to Passive Engagement in Relation to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 93-112.
MIRAS TOLEPBERGEN
·      Sean Foley. Seek Knowledge Even If It Takes You to China (Via Washington) Saudi Arabia and China in the Twenty-First Century. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 166-188.
·      Geoffrey F. Gresh. The Gulf Looks East Sino-Arab Relations in an Age of Instability. Sociology of Islam 4 (2016) 149-165
JESSICA GARCIA
·      Manochehr Dorraj and James English. The Dragon Nests: China’s Energy Engagement of the Middle East. CHINA REPORT 49: 1 (2013): 43–67
·      China in Middle East: Shifting Role and Interests By PAN Guang.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE PRESENTATION: Please bring RECENT newspaper articles. Articles SHOULD BE related with China and GCC. Other subjects will not be accepted. PLEASE VERY BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE YOUR ARTICLE IN THE CLASS!
I need a print copy (First page) of your article, and please include your full name on it. 

QUIZ-3: You will take your second quiz on Thursday February 1st and the quiz covers the following chapters:

·      YORAM EVRON. Israel’s Response to China’s Rise A Dependent State’s Dilemma. Asian Survey, Vol. 56, Number 2, pp. 392–414. 2016.
·      Yiyi Chen. China’s Relationship with Israel, Opportunities and Challenges: Perspectives from China. Israel Studies, volume 17 number 3.
·      Aron Shai. China and Israel Relations and Future Prospects. ASPJ Africa & Francophonie - 2nd Quarter 2014.
·      Yoram Evron. China’s diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East: the quest for a great-power role in the region. International Relations 2017, Vol. 31(2) 125–144.
·      Sino-Turkish Strategic Economic Relationship in New Era by Zhiqiang Zou.
·       Altay Atli. Turkey’s Foreign Policy Toward China: Analysis and Recommendations for Improvement. Global Relations Forum Young Academics Program Policy Paper Series No.3. http://www.gif.org.tr/Documents/YAc%20Makaleleri/turkeys-foreign-policy-towards-china-analysis-and-recommendations-for-improvement-dr-altay-atli.pdf 
·      John W. Garver. China and Iran: An Emerging Partnership Post- Sanctions. MEI Policy Focus 2016-3.
·      China and Iran: Economic, political, and Military relations. Scott Harold and Alireza Nader. RAND, 2012.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best to all,

Tugrul Keskin

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