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Iran-Saudi Arabia: A Made in China Rapprochement?

On March 10, Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations. Announced in the Chinese capital Beijing, this agreement formally ends years of tensions throughout the Gulf and the Middle East. This event provides expert analyses and insights on the major implications of the agreement for the Middle East and the Gulf, as well as on China’s growing role as a political power in the region.



CINZIA BIANCO | Visiting Fellow, ECFR

ABDOLRASOOL DIVSALLARVisiting Professor; Non-resident Scholar, Catholic University of Milan; MEI

GANGZHENG SHE | Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University; Director of Center for Overseas Security, Tsinghua University



CHIARA LOVOTTI | MED Scientific Coordinator and Research Fellow, ISPI