The thesis investigates the Sino-Iraq relations with reference to Power Transition Theory from 1949-2016. It argues that since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 1958, the relations between the two states have moved from being frosty or indifferent to one where Iraq occupies a special place in Chinese Middle Eastern policy in the form of strategic partnership. The discussion is developed with reference to three distinct phases in the relationship marked by power transition experienced by the two countries, and the relevance of energy and other factors in explaining the relationship.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||1 Sep 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|