Title

The China–Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: a Tale of Two Regional Security Complexes

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0002-8228-5710

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Asian Affairs

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Abstract

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.

ISSN

0306-8374

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Chabahar, China, India, Iran, Persian Gulf, Regional Security Complex Theory, South Asia

Scopus ID

85124955247

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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