The China–Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: a Tale of Two Regional Security Complexes
Source of Publication
The China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership (CSP) has been described as a potentially disruptive alignment. This article analyses the impact of the CSP in two regional security complexes (RSCs): the Persian Gulf and South Asia. It finds that of the two RSCs, the China-Iran CSP has a greater likelihood of affecting the strategic landscape of the South Asian RSC as China seeks to contain India's power and influence. In the Persian Gulf, China's economically-motivated regional presence is supported by the maintenance of the status quo, and as a result the CSP is not likely to adversely affect that RSC.
Informa UK Limited
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Chabahar, China, India, Iran, Persian Gulf, Regional Security Complex Theory, South Asia
Fulton, Jonathan, "The China–Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: a Tale of Two Regional Security Complexes" (2022). All Works. 4902.
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