The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung cordially invite you to a conference on
China's Expanding Influence in the Middle East
Trade, Energy, Security, and Multipolarity
September 28th, 2017
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Issam Fares Institute Auditorium
AUB (Green Oval)
The conference will address, but not exclusively, the following questions:
• How does China visualize its long-term strategy of “One Belt, One Road” in the Middle East, in terms of interplay between its economic approach and goals in a multipolar world?
• How do the relations between Chinese Soft Power, its trade interests and its economic vision unfold?
• What are the regional security interests that reflect Chinese military build-up in terms of strategic choices and policy on the ground?
• What is the nature and limit of China’s engagement in the Middle East, of its bilateral relations to regional powers (Saudi Arabia, Iran) and the resulting implications for countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq?
• What are the motors of Chinese strategic choices regarding the Syrian conflict, and how may these choices vary in the future?
Note: This conference will be in English