China’s Dual Diplomacy: Arab Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

  • Mohammed Shareef
Part of the The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series book series (NCP)


Iraq’s foreign relations consist of three major intersecting loops — the East, the West, and international institutions. The first circle of Iraq’s interactions deal with neighbouring, regional, and eastern powers, China being Iraq’s most important trade partner in the Eastern hemisphere. Iraq is also influenced by its relations with the Western powers — especially the United States, which has the greatest leverage with Iraq. Finally, Iraq interacts with international institutions.


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