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Hedging in the Middle East and China-U.S. Competition

Salman, M, Pieper, Moritz and Geeraerts, G 2015, 'Hedging in the Middle East and China-U.S. Competition' , Asian Politics and Policy, 7 (4) , pp. 575-596.

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Abstract

This article examines policies of both China and the United States in the Middle East. It evaluates the effectiveness of Beijing's strategic hedging behavior against Washington's “hard power” strategies by discussing several policy challenges in this region: energy security, the Iranian nuclear issue, terrorism, regional alliance structures, and the “Arab Spring.” The results of this study show that the gradual retreat of the United States from the Middle East coincides with a stronger Chinese presence in the region on several fronts. In examining Sino-U.S. power competition in the Middle East, it contributes to the advancement of “strategic hedging” as a still underdeveloped concept in the International Relations literature.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Politics and Policy
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1943-0779
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Moritz Pieper
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 09:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37897

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