This research considers China's Middle East policies and
commitments, including international alliances, regional
disputes, and trade ties. It compiles information on arms transfers to the
Middle East, as well as Chinese imports and Foreign Direct Investment
(FDI) in the region. Moreover, the study applies the power transition
theory to justify the choice of Middle Eastern states that how external
circumstances forced them to look beyond the American umbrella to
protect the sovereignty and economic interest. Besides, the primary data
has mostly been incorporated from the official files, speeches and
statements of the Chinese president and Middle East diplomats and
policymakers. Overall, this paper examines China's overall military,
economic, and foreign footprint, shedding light on the state's current and
potential involvement in the Middle East.
1-Shabnam Gul : Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Faizan Asghar : MPhil, Peace & Counter Terrorism Studies, Minhaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Iqra Javed : Lecturer & Research Associate, School of Integrated Social Sciences, University of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
The Middle East, Stability, China, Policies, Military