By John Lee.
China expert Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen has written an opinion piece for The Diplomat, a foreign affairs journal that covers events in Asia. She argues that it would be in China’s interests to do more for Iraq.
In the piece, Van Niewenhuizen notes that not only has China been threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but also supports a UN Resolution condemning terror groups in Iraq and Syria and imports a significant amount of Iraq’s oil.
But despite China’s involvement in investment and reconstruction in Iraq, the Asian giant has so far avoided any counter-terror commitments currently being pursued by both NATO and Russia, among other countries with interests in the Middle East.
Van Nieuwenhuizen argues this situation may soon change if China wishes to safeguard her MENA region interests. Read the full piece here.
(Source: The Diplomat)