Jamestown Releases a New Occasional Paper

"China and Iran: Mismatched Partners"

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WASHINGTON, DC (8/17/06)–The Jamestown Foundation has released a new Occasional Paper titled "China and Iran: Mismatched Partners." The paper was authored by Dr. John Calabrese of American University, Washington DC, who also serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute. He is the Book Review Editor of The Middle East Journal.

The new paper discusses the oft-misunderstood relationship between China and Iran. Bilateral relations between the two states have improved in recent years, particularly around the issue of energy security. Nevertheless, in the context of a rapidly changing security environment in the Middle East, several obstacles to the further broadening of their relationship remain.

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, and Eurasia. Jamestown’s research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.