Source: Rubin Center Research In International Affairs
Author(s): Mordechai Chaziza
Since 2014, Chinese-Egyptian relations have emerged as one of the most important bilateral axes in the Middle East. Over that time, a new era of closer political and economic ties has begun to develop between the two countries. This study analyzes the motivation behind China’s actions to formalize a comprehensive strategic partnership with Egypt in light of the relative decline in U.S. influence and power in the region. Its findings show that economic interests are the primary consideration in this burgeoning relationship, but that the strategic potential of Egypt’s geographic location and the size of its economic market make it a promising partner for Chinese ambitions in the region…
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