China in the Middle East: Part Five

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In the fifth episode of our podcast miniseries, China in the Middle East, Jon Alterman looks at U.S.-Chinese cooperation and competition in the region with Robert Manning and Dawn Murphy. The episode also features conversations with Deborah Lehr and Nadege Rolland. They discuss how the United States is changing its traditional role in the Middle East, and what that means for China’s role in the region. Jon also discusses how Somali pirates have brought China closer to multilateral military cooperation.

China in the Middle East is a six-part miniseries that is part of our regular series podcast, Babel: Translating the Middle East. We release new episodes every Tuesday.

Robert Manning, “The beginning of the end of a US role in the Middle East?The Hill, October 15, 2019.
Robert Manning, “AI ripe for US-China cooperation,” Global Times, October 6, 2019.
Dawn Murphy, “China’s Approach to International Terrorism,” United States Institute of Peace, September 2017.
Dawn Murphy, hearing on “China and the Middle East,” testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, June 6, 2013.
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Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program