How China Views the Abraham Accords

Nov. 10 2020

Due to its need for oil, its trade with Middle Eastern countries, and its massive infrastructure plans, Beijing has, on the one hand, an abiding interest in regional stability. On the other hand, it seeks to reduce American influence in the Middle East. China thus could see both advantages and disadvantages in the recent normalization agreements between Israel and three Arab states. Examining the writings of Chinese analysts—who don’t have much latitude to deviate from their government’s views—Tuvia Gering tries to assess what the Communist country thinks of recent developments:

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More about: Abraham Accords, China, Israel-China relations, Middle East

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war