Recent Chinese moves in Asia and beyond now suggest a world increasingly shaped by China's geopolitical ambitions.
How will the US and the West respond? What are the implications of a rising China in the Middle East? Will Iran's new 40-year Agreement with China threaten the interests of the US and its regional allies?
Do Israel's innovative high-tech start-ups offer it leverage over some aspects of China's diplomatic and military cooperation with Iran? Can Israel continue to develop amicable relations with China and still preserve its strategic American alliance?
Jonathan Paris is a London-based geopolitical analyst with a focus on rising China and on the Middle East. A former Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he is currently a Senior Advisor at the Washington based Chertoff Group and an occasional commentator on Sky, BBC, France 24 and Al Arabiya.