Vol. 11 No. 2 (2023): Journal of Strategic Studies, Winter 2023

China and the Middle East: Strengthening Relations and Regional Stability

Atiqa Tariq
Scholar at the BS International Relations program of the International Islamic University, Islamabad
CISS Insight Journal 2023, winter 2023, winter issue,
Published January 1, 2024
  • Middle East,
  • China,
  • Belt and Road Initiative,
  • Maritime Silk Road,
  • Digital Silk Road,
  • Regional Stability
  • ...More
How to Cite
Atiqa Tariq. (2024). China and the Middle East: Strengthening Relations and Regional Stability. CISS Insight Journal, 11(2), P23-39. Retrieved from https://journal.ciss.org.pk/index.php/ciss-insight/article/view/316


The Saudi-Iran normalization agreement, brokered by Beijing in March 2023, underscores China’s growing involvement in the political and security landscape of the Middle East. This engagement encompasses a comprehensive array of economic, technological, and geopolitical factors, considering the geostrategic significance of the Middle East. This paper maps the Chinese influence in the Middle East, its implications for global geopolitics, and its effects on regional development. It also assesses the impact of evolving China-Middle East relations on the American military, economic, and political footprint in the Middle East.