Western hypocrisy in the Middle East is allowing China to falsely present itself as a defender of the Muslim world.
Richard Javad Heydarian
Richard Javad Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, currently a Research Fellow at National Chengchi University (Taiwan), and author of, among other wo... rks, The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy and The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery.
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