China's Emergence Signals Multipolar Diplomacy in Middle East

China's emergence signals multipolar diplomacy in Middle East

11 Apr 2023

As China hosts the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers in Beijing, the Gulf states have an opportunity to capitalize on its growing role

Dr. Steven Wright serves as Associate Professor at HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In his recent analysis, Dr. Steven Wright, Associate Professor, HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), explores how central it may be for the Gulf states to continue navigating their relationships skillfully as the Middle East adapts to a multipolar world.

With the United States and China both seeking to strengthen their ties in the region, the Gulf states stand to maximize the benefits they receive from both global powers.

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The thoughts and views expressed are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect an official University stance.