060. (Video) Inside Communist China’s Plans to Dominate the Middle East—Michael Doran | American Thought Leaders

“When I started to think about what the Middle East looked like from Beijing, the place suddenly looked very different.” The Chinese Communist Party is seeking to, step by step, dominate the Middle East, says Hudson Institute senior fellow Michael Doran—from building ports in strategic locations to expanding its naval presence in the region. “They’re positioning themselves to be able to threaten the two major choke points for energy in the region,” Doran says. And they’re building a strategic alliance with Iran.

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