Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

East Asia’s relationship with the Middle East today is based mainly on economics and is devoid of grand political projects of solidarity and intellectual dialogue. Countries such as China, Japan and Korea present the Middle East with a model of neoliberal economic development. At the same time, the redemptive transformation of East Asia from a Western-dominated region to a globally powerful one offers a trajectory of development diverging from the Middle East, which struggles with political turbulence, regime crises and regional wars both cold and hot.

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How to cite this article:

Cemil Aydin "Changing Modes of Political Dialogue Across the Middle East and East Asia, 1880-2010," Middle East Report 270 (Spring 2014).