NIU Xinchun

NIU Xinchun 牛新春

Research Professor, Director of Institute of Middle East Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)


Prof. Niu holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and a BA and MA in History. His studies mainly focus on security and geopolitics of the Middle East, U.S. strategy towards the Middle East as well as China’s interest in and policies towards the region. His recent English publications include “China’s Interests in and Influence over Middle East”, “Islamic State Reflects the Darker Side of International Politics” and “The Disintegration of the Middle East: Retreating to the Weak Sovereignty Era”. He writes intensively for top Chinese journals on Political Science and International Relations like Contemporary International Relations and Foreign Affairs Review.