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FPRI’s Joseph Braude Cited in Times of Israel about Chinese Influence in the Middle East

Joseph Braude“Chinese schools have produced a legion of fluent Arabic speakers, many of whom go on to serve Beijing as part of a soft power ‘army’ in the Middle East. The country has strengthened its political alliances, beat Western companies in competition for lucrative contracts, and eclipsed the US as the largest trading partner to nine Arab countries.”

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