Manochehr Dorraj is a professor of political Science at Texas Christian University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent publications On Middle East- Asia relations include: (M. Dorraj & J. English)“The Dragon Nests: China’s Energy Engagement of the Middle East” China Report, Forthcoming, 2013; (M. Dorraj & J. English) “Iran-China Relations and the Changing Political Map” In Thomas Juneau and Sam Razavi editors, Alone in the World: Iran’s Foreign Policy Since 2001 (London & New York: Routledge, Forthcoming, 2013); (M. Dorraj & J. English) “China’s Strategy for Energy Acquisition in the Middle East: Potential for Conflict and Cooperation with the United States” Asian Politics and Policy Volume 14, Number 1.( January , 2012 ), pp. 173-191; (M. Dorraj & C. Currie ) Editors, China’s Energy Relations with the Developing World (London and New York: Continuum publishers, 2011); (M. Dorraj & C. Currier ) “ China’s Quest for Energy Security in the Middle East: Strategic Implications ” In C. Currier & M. Dorraj editors, China’s Energy Relations with the Developing World (London and New York: Continuum Publishers, 2011), pp. 65-82; (C. Currier & M. Dorraj ) “ The Strategic Implications of China’s Energy Engagement With the Developing World” In C. Currier & M. Dorraj, editors, China’s Energy Relations With the Developing World (London and New York: Continuum Publishers, 2011), pp. 3-16; C. Currier & M. Dorraj) “In Arms We Trust: Strategic and Economic Factors Motivating China-Iran Relations” Chinese Journal of Political Science (2010); (M. Dorraj & C. Currier ) “Recasting the Silk Road in a New Era: China’s Expanding Influence in the Middle East” In Emilian Kavalski editor, China and the Global Politics of Regionalization (New York and London: Ashgate Publishers, 2009), pp. 165-176; and (M. Dorraj & C. Currier), “Lubricated With Oil: Iran-China Relations in a Changing World”Middle East Policy Journal ( 2008). Translations of his work have appeared in Spanish, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and Persian languages. Professor Dorraj has also given numerous interviews on global and Middle Eastern affairs to international and national media, among them, Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), Agence France Press (AFP), The New York Times, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)Television and the National Public radio (NPR) and The Economist.
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