August 15, 2014

China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

It’s hard to argue that China has played a constructive “builder” role in Iraq recent years, especially as its oil interests have expanded, just as it is difficult to counter China’s claim that U.S. mistakes contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. Regardless, over time, oil and China’s insatiable energy needs are almost certainly going to push Beijing to become a more active Middle Eastern stakeholder. It’s time that China stops fighting that reality.

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TAGGED: China, Iraq, Middle East, United States, Oil, ISIS, Islamic State, Barack Obama

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