regional diplomacy

China Facilitates Iran-Saudi Arabia Détente 

In a surprise deal facilitated by China on Friday, Iran and Saudi Arabia announced that they would resume their diplomatic relations. The deal is a breakthrough for the two Middle Eastern rivals, who will reopen their embassies...

Xi Visits Central Asia in First Trip Abroad Since 2020

This week, Xi Jinping traveled to Central Asia in his first trip abroad in over two and a half years. On Wednesday, he visited Kazakhstan, and on Thursday and Friday he visited Uzbekistan to attend the summit of the Shanghai...

China to use security group to beef up diplomatic clout – Mary-Anne Toy

From The Age: NEVER heard of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation? You will soon. China wants the acronym for the five-year-old Central Asian security group, SCO, to become as familiar as other regional acronyms such as NATO and ASEAN, as it seeks to increase its international clout. The group, Beijing’s most concerted effort in regional diplomacy, […]


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