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Author Harold, Scott, 1975- author.

Title China and Iran : economic, political, and military relations / Scott Harold, Alireza Nader.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 34 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series Occasional paper ; OP-351-CMEPP
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-351-CMEPP.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 4, 2012).
"Center for Middle East Public Policy."
Summary Over the past few decades, China and Iran have developed a broad and deep partnership centered on China's energy needs and Iran's abundant resources as well as significant non-energy economic ties, arms sales and defense cooperation, and geostrategic balancing against the United States. This partnership presents a unique challenge to U.S. interests and objectives. In particular, China's policies have hampered U.S. and international efforts to dissuade Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capability. This paper examines factors driving Chinese-Iranian cooperation, potential tensions in the Chinese-Iranian partnership, and U.S. policy options for influencing this partnership to meet U.S. objectives. The authors conclude that the U.S. ability to fundamentally reshape China's relationship with Iran is fairly limited, but that the United States should continue to forestall an Iranian nuclear weapons capability and pressure China to reduce ties to Iran.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-34).
Contents Introduction -- A brief history of Iranian-Chinese ties -- Iran's national interests and its views of China -- Iran's military modernization has been facilitated by China -- China helped start Iran's nuclear program -- China has shielded Iran from the effects of international sanctions -- China is Iran's biggest economic partner -- The Iranian regime depends on China for survival -- China's national interests and its policies toward Iran -- China views Iran as a secure source of energy -- China views Iran as countering U.S. power in the Middle East -- Diverging interests limit Chinese-Iranian cooperation -- Conclusion and policy options.
Subject China -- Foreign economic relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Military relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Military relations -- China.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Arms Control.
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Military relations. (OCoLC)fst01353799
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Added Author Nader, Alireza, author.
Center for Middle East Public Policy (Rand Corporation)
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Harold, Scott Warren. China and Iran : Economic, Political, and Military Relations. Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, ©2012
ISBN 9780833078278 (electronic bk.)
0833078275 (electronic bk.)
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