International Security & Foreign Policy

The China Model’s Middle East Appeal

Grant Year: 2021


Jon Alterman will examine the extent to which elites in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates may seek to emulate elements of China’s model of economic, social, and political organization. He will analyze primary source materials in English, Chinese, and Arabic; organize a pair of expert roundtables; and conduct field research in the three case-study countries. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

Center for Strategic and International Studies International Security & Foreign Policy

$175,000