Book Panel: Rethinking China, the Middle East and Asia in a 'Multiplex World'
Rethinking China, the Middle East and Asia in a 'Multiplex World'
Volume: 128 Editors: Mojtaba Mahdavi and Tugrul Keskin
As the United States, fatigued by decades of war and conflict in the Middle East, seeks to limit its involvement there, China is extending its ties with both friends and foes of Washington across the region. States are increasingly looking to China not just to buy their oil, but to invest in their infrastructure and cooperate on technology and security, a trend that could accelerate as the United States pulls back. The editor and chapter contributors of the edited volume will shed light on the complexities and the nuances of China’s multifaceted expanding ties with the regions and the opportunities and the challenges that await all sides. By providing a synthesis of theoretical observations on the nature of China’s engagement with case study of key countries and regions that are China’s partner in Belt and Road Initiative, they offer thought and insights on the rapid changes surrounding China’s global rise and the regional transformation in context.