Monthly Archives: September 2016
Quick View: China in Syria: Is this the marking of China’s regional ascent?
China has entered the Syrian war. Whether it is official or unofficial is not of importance and is only a part of the battle of optics. Rear Admiral in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, Guan Youfei, visited Damascus on August 14 and met with both Syrian and Russian military officials. Chinese news outlets cited the […]
Part 2: Islam, Democracy and Pluralism: Modernity in an Age of Arab Power Politics
What is the potential for democracy in the Arab-Muslim World? This is the preeminent question that will dominate the Middle East for decades to come. The current civil wars raging in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen will shape new political borders of the Middle East. These countries mark the frontiers for the development of new […]