Influence of Chinese Military in Iran

M-DIME | Instruments of Chinese Military Influence in Iran

Lucas Winter, Jason Warner, and Jemima Baar

What tools of national power does China use to gain military influence in Iran? In this new report from FMSO’s “M-DIME Research Project,” which assesses Chinese and Russian military influence in third-party states around the world, we assess that China’s current M-DIME influence in Iran is High. Some of the most important instruments for Chinese military influence in Iran include:

China’s current M-DIME influence in Iran is assessed as High. Some of the most important instruments for China’s influence in Iran include:

· Defense-Related Diplomacy (D1).
· Cooperation in Military Intelligence/Communications (I3).
· Technology-Sharing, Joint Production Agreements (E2).

China’s projected M-DIME influence in Iran is assessed as Increasing. Some of the most important instruments for China’s future influence in Iran include:

· Soft Power Activities (D3) and Trade/Cooperation in Strategic Commodities/Sectors (E3).
· Formal Bilateral Military Engagements (M1).

 

 

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