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China’s Nascent Mideast Diplomacy At Risk of Becoming Casualty of War

Israeli missle strike of the Palestine Tower building in Gaza on October 7, 2023. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

By Eric Olander, CGSP Editor-in-Chief

Ever since China helped negotiate a détente between Saudi Arabia and Iran last April, Beijing and its supporters have spent the past six months promoting themselves as skilled Mideast peace brokers that can succeed where others (U.S. and Europe) have failed.

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