Cooperation in the Mideast?

By Christina Lin

Dr. Christina Lin is a fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University where she specializes in China-Middle East/Mediterranean relations, and a research consultant for Jane's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Intelligence Centre at IHS Jane's. 

Trade and South China Sea dominated the agenda at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in Beijing last week.

However, with much focus on the Asia pivot and U.S. military buildup in the Western Pacific, Washington may be missing an opportunity to reduce bilateral tensions and cooperate with China in the Mideast.

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