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Thu, Apr 16, 2020

China’s soft power during the coronavirus is winning over the Gulf states

As COVID-19 continues to batter the world, China has managed an impressive transition. A recent article in the New York Times notes that, through the short life of the coronavirus crisis, China has been able to reposition itself not as “the authoritarian incubator of a pandemic but as a responsible global leader at a moment […]

MENASource by Jonathan Fulton

China Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus experiences on the ground in the Middle East

We spoke to several Atlantic Council nonresident fellows based in the region to get a sense of how these events are playing out on the ground.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Middle East

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

The impact of coronavirus on Gulf economies

Beyond the obvious public health crisis, the coronavirus has had a significant impact on Gulf economies, as it has with other countries around the world. What sets the GCC states apart is the damage that can be done by a Chinese slowdown.

MENASource by Jonathan Fulton

Coronavirus Middle East

Jonathan Fulton is a nonresident senior fellow for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.

An expert on Chinese policy toward the Middle East, Dr. Fulton has written widely on the topic for both academic and popular publications. He is the author of China’s Relations with the Gulf Monarchies and co-editor of External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies.

Dr. Fulton received his PhD from the University of Leicester, where his dissertation focused on Chinese relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council member states. He also holds degrees from Staffordshire University, the University of Southern Queensland, and Dalhousie University.