China’s engagement in the Middle East has traditionally revolved around energy sources such as oil and gas. However, as its presence in the region expands, Beijing increasingly faces security concerns, especially in highly volatile countries where conflict and terrorist movements threaten its interests. This policy brief addresses the question of how China navigates such complex environments through the cases of Iraq and Syria.
Carrozza, Ilaria & Henrik Buljo Anstorp (2021) Protecting Interests in Highly Volatile Countries: China’s Engagement in Iraq and Syria, PRIO Policy Brief, 13. Oslo: PRIO.