Michael Dolan on Hamas-Israeli Conflict and Communist China’s Ambition in the Middle East
“When I started thinking about what the Middle East would look like from Beijing, the location suddenly looked very different.”
The Chinese Communist Party is trying to dominate the Middle East in stages, from building ports in strategic locations to expanding the Navy’s presence in the region, said Michael Dolan, senior researcher at the Hudson Institute.
“They are arranging themselves so that they can threaten the two major chokepoints of energy in the region,” says Doran. And they are building a strategic alliance with Iran.
And while the world’s eyes are sticking to the conflict between Hamas and Israel, Iran is “piggybacking” on the conflict to undermine Israel, Doran says.
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