CALL FOR ORIGINAL PAPERS
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ORIGINAL PAPERS: We welcome original papers from scholars on any topic related to The Maghreb, The Middle East, Iran, Turkey, Islam or Africa from earliest times to the present day (agriculture, anthropology, economics, education, ethnography, ethnomusicology, history, Islamic culture, linguistics, literature, medical issues, philosophy and science, politics, sociology, women’s studies, etc.) to be considered for publication in The Maghreb Review.

Our conditions of publication, and details of how to submit a paper are available on our Conditions of Publication page.

FORTHCOMING SPECIAL ISSUES: We welcome original papers for our forthcoming special issues on the following topics...

China’s Policy Toward the Middle East including Iran and Turkey and The Maghreb from Zhou Enlai to the present day
deadline for submission 30 June 2024
full details below

REVIEWS AND THESES ABSTRACTS: The Maghreb Review would welcome receipt of single-page abstracts of theses presented and accepted in the Universities and other Higher Education Institutions world wide in our area of reseach for inclusion in the journal. The text of the abstracts should be in English or French.
   Therefore, we ask all our contributors and readers to send in all relevant information in relation to their published books and theses including review copies for the journal.

 

 
 

 

SPECIAL ISSUE ON
CHINA’S POLICY TOWARD THE MIDDLE EAST INCLUDING IRAN AND TURKEY AND THE MAGHREB FROM ZHOU ENLAI TO THE PRESENT DAY

Introduction:

In recent years China has staged a comeback in the Middle East and North Africa to the extent that it may economically reduce the United States’ influence in the Middle East and North Africa. Indeed, the United States is worried about the growing number of trade agreements, especially in the Gulf Kingdoms, Algeria and Morocco.

China’s success has been a combination of both skilful diplomacy as well as huge investment throughout the region, from Turkey, Iran, to Algeria and Morocco as well as Africa in general.

The weakness of U.S. regional policy under the Obama administration, followed by the total chaos under Trump and Joe Biden have further contributed to China’s success, particularly during the latest Middle East conflict. Indeed, when it was announced on 10 March 2023 that China had successfully mediated the breakthrough in re-establishing of diplomatic relation between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the US scaremongering diplomacy tactics about Iran and China did not work. The U.S.’ longstanding allies world wide are shifting away from their longstanding ties with the U.S.

Due to this achievement China has emerged as an important player that can resolve disputes. U.S. analysts expressed surprise and say that the U.S. government could not match Chinese diplomatic skills; and to demonstrate for the United States that it can not curb China’s business development either in The Middle East or Africa where China began its investment and trade since the visit of Zhou Enlai from 14 December 1963 to 4 February 1964 to United Arab Republic (now Egypt), Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. China’s business and cultural activities have grown hugely.

This special issue intends to examine China’s policy within the context of its Middle East and North Africa policies to better understand its Philosophocal approach to the region.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following suggested themes:

1. China’s new approach towards the Middle East and North Africa region;

2. China’s Diplomatic relations with the Middle East and North Africa since Zhou Enlai;

3. China support for national liberation movements: Algeria’s Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic from 1955 to independence and continuing to the present day with Palestine Liberation Organization;

4. Chinese economic involvement in the region through loans, investments, and trade;

5. Chinese knowledge about leadership and political institutions of the Middle East and North Africa;

6. Tacit Alliance: The Political Economy of Chinese—Iranian Relations;

7. China’s global rise, Soft Power and the Middle East and North Africa;

8. China — U.S. Rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa;

9. China’s position on the Israel-Palestine conflict;

10. Islam in China;

11. China’s Cultural exchange activities: Media policy through the state-run Television and Newspapers, grants for students to study in Chinese Universities and for journalists from the Middle East and North Africa to conduct reporting on the Middle East and North Africa.

Our Conditions of Publication are available here on our website.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 30 June 2024.

MANUSCRIPTS IN ENGLISH OR IN FRENCH.

 


We have previously published a special issue: Volume 38, number, 1, 2013, China’s Policy Toward The Maghreb and The Middle East with the following articles:
— Hyunhee Park, The Position of the Maghreb in Traditional Chinese Geographical Knowledge about the Islamic Middle East, pp. 3-20.
— Nevine El-Husseiny, The Chinese Policy Towards Sudan and South Sudan: Drivers, Change and Outcomes, pp. 21-50.
— Sergey F. Sutyrin and Vladimir N. Kovalenko, Trends and Prospects of Economic Cooperation between China and Africa, pp. 51-84.
— Raphael Israeli, The Formative Years of Sino-Israeli Relations, pp.85-96
and in Volume 39, number, 1, 2014, articles on China’s Policy Toward The Maghreb and The Middle East:
— Yehudit Ronen, Libya’s Relations with China: Convergence and Conflict, pp.3-18
— Ho Wai-Yip, China’s Emerging Policy of Soft Power in the Middle East: CCTV Arabic International Channel, pp. 19-30.
— Sahra Joharchi, A Tacit Alliance: The Political Economy of Chinese-Iranian Relations, pp. 31-52.