孙德刚:“From Bystander to Stakeholder? China’s Participation in Middle East Security Affairs”, The Middle East in London, Vol. 14, No. 4
发布时间: 2018-06-27 浏览次数: 10

SourceThe Middle East in London, Vol. 14, No. 4

Abstract: As a newcomer to the Middle East, China will inevitably encounter ‘growing pains’ similar to those encountered by the US after the end of WWII. It is unrealistic to reap economic benefits while turning a deaf ear to Middle East conflicts. With the increase of China’s economic presence in the Middle East, China’s ability and willingness to participate in regional security governance will continue to grow, albeit in a prudent manner. China is so far discreet in using military might for anti-terror missions or engaging in agent wars in the Middle East, but she will eventually become the ‘third force’ after Russia and the West in the volatile and multi-polar Middle East.

Keywords: China; Middle East; Security Affairs