Beijing, in its quest looking for energy resources, is slowly and steadily building ties with the resource-rich Persian Gulf states.  What implications does this have for Washington which constantly looks to counterbalance China's influence in the global arena?  This new book, edited by program associate Bryce Wakefield and program assistant Susan L. Levenstein, examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.