On the Asian Century, Pax Sinica & Beyond (X): The Sino Iranian Alliance: A roadmap for regional instability and authoritarianism

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Iran and China have been exploring the possibility of a strategic alliance since 2016. If implemented fully, it will not only reshape global geo-economics and geo-politics but also have severe impacts on both the Persian Gulf and South Asia. According to a recently leaked draft agreement, the alliance amounts to an unprecedented economic, security-related, military, technological and developmental collaboration between Tehran and Beijing. Considering recent international trajectories, especially China’s newly assertive foreign policy, there are growing concerns regarding the potential repercussions of a pact between two states known for their autocratic style of governance, bullying of neighbours and suppressing of citizens under their administrations. It is crucial to understand the nature of these new, evolving Sino-Iranian relations – and their related threats. […]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2022 07:02
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Iran, China, Persischer Golf, Südasien, Geopolitik, Autokratie
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran, China, Strategische Allianz, Persischer Golf, Südasien, Geoökonomie, Geopolitik, Autokratie / Iran, China, strategic alliance, Persian Gulf, South Asia, geo-economics, geo-politics, autocracy
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
South Asia
other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 195