The purpose of this paper is to investigate strategic linkages between Far East and Middle East states, a relatively overlooked field of study. The paper discusses the strategic importance of these regions as they relate to the United States. Study tasks in the paper include identifying common interests and strategic relationships, identifying instances of relationships, and drawing implications for U.S. policy. An analytical framework is presented on relationships between China and the Middle East, China and the war on terrorism, North Korea and the Middle East, and the Middle Eastern Perspective. The paper concludes with a summary of implications for U.S. policy. Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.
IDA Document D-2773
2002, 2003 Institute for Defense Analyses. Posted here with permission. Downloaded or retrieved via external web link as part of the PASCC collection.