China’s Emerging Role in a Tumultuous Middle East

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by MiYeon Park on March 24th, 2016   374 views

When and Where

  • 24/03/2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Sohu Internet Plaza
    1 Zhongguancun East Road, Building 9, Suite 402, Haidian
    Beijing
    100083
    China
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China’s Emerging Role in a Tumultuous Middle East

Event Details

Civil and proxy wars have destabilized Syria, Libya, and Yemen, and Egypt is experiencing a domestic insurgency. Although instability in the Middle East remains widespread, China continues to deepen its ties in the region. In January 2016, Xi Jinping embarked on his first state visit to the Middle East as president of China, just days after Beijing released its first-ever policy paper on the region.
Panelists will assess the prospects for restoring stability and prosperity to the Middle East after years of conflict, and the possible implications of China’s growing role in the region. They will discuss how regional states and outside actors, including China, are positioned to effect positive change and what policy options might lead to more favorable outcomes.

Civil and proxy wars have destabilized Syria, Libya, and Yemen, and Egypt is experiencing a domestic insurgency. Although instability in the Middle East remains widespread, China continues to deepen its ties in the region. In January 2016, Xi Jinping embarked on his first state visit to the Middle East as president of China, just days after Beijing released its first-ever policy paper on the region.

Panelists will assess the prospects for restoring stability and prosperity to the Middle East after years of conflict, and the possible implications of China’s growing role in the region. They will discuss how regional states and outside actors, including China, are positioned to effect positive change and what policy options might lead to more favorable outcomes. This panel is the final event in the Carnegie Global Dialogue Series 2016 and is cosponsored by Peking University’s School of International Studies. ​

Please note that this event is by invitation only and is off the record. Registration is required. Location: Room 402 at Sohu Internet Plaza

Speakers
Michele Dunne is the director and a senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Wang Suolao is an associate professor and the director of the Center for Middle East Studies in the School of International Studies at Peking University.

Frederic Wehrey is a senior associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Wu Bingbing is an associate professor and deputy director of the Department of Arabic Language and Culture and director of the Institute of Arab-Islamic Culture at Peking University.

Moderator
Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy based at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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