Degang Sun
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BIO

Dr. Degang SUN is Professor and Deputy Director of the Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China. He was a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and an Academic Visitor to Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2012-2013). His research interests are great powers’ Middle East Strategy, Middle East Security and China’s Middle East Diplomacy. His most recent works are Quasi-alliance Diplomacy in Theory and Practice: An Empirical Studies of the Relations between Great Powers and the Middle East (Beijing: World Affairs, 2012); “China’s Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy”, (Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2014, with Professor Yahia Zoubir); and “China’s Economic Diplomacy towards the Arab Countries: Challenges Ahead?” (Journal of Contemporary China with Professor Yahia Zoubir).

CONTACT

sdgsdg@163.com;

sundegang@shisu.edu.cn

Tel: 0086 21 35373277

POSITIONS

Professor and Deputy Director of the Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University

EXPERTISE AREAS

Great Powers’ Middle East Strategy, Middle East Security, China’s Middle East Diplomacy

RESEARCH INTEREST

Quasi-alliance Theory, Overseas Military Bases, Middle East Security Governance, China and the Middle East

EDUCATION

Senior Associate Member: Oxford University, 2012-2013

Post Doctoral: Fudan University, 2012

Ph.D., Shanghai International Studies University, 2006

M.A., Shanghai International Studies University, 2003

B.A., Anhui Institute of Education, 2000

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Degang Sun, Multi-facet Balancing and A Quasi-alliance Theory, Beijing: Current Affairs Publishing House, 2007 (Listed as “the Outstanding Academic Books of Shanghai International Studies University”).

Degang Sun, National Security Strategy in Crisis Management: A Study of Preemption in the Middleast, Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2010.

Sun Degang and Yahia Zoubir, eds., Building a New Silk Road: China and the Middle East in the 21st Century, Beijing: World Affairs Publisher, 2014.

Sun Degang, The US and European Powers’ Military Bases in he Middle East after the Cold War, Beijing: World Affairs Publisher, 2015.

Articles on Leading Chinese Journals

 “Limited War Theory and Israeli Military Action in Lebanon,” Journal of West Asia and Africa, No. 8, 2006.

“Analysis of Quasi-alliance Diplomacy,” International Review, No. 2, 2007.

“The Israeli Preemptive Strategy in the Shadow of Iranian Nuclear Issue,” Journal of West Asia and Africa, No. 12, 2007.

“Quasi-alliance Theory in International Security Cooperation,” Diplomatic Review, No. 6, 2007.

“Theoretical and Empirical Studies on U.S.-Saudi Quasi-alliance Diplomacy,” Journal of Arab World Studies, No. 5, 2008.

“An Empirical Study of US-Saudi Quasi-alliance Diplomacy,” Journal of Arab World Studies, No. 5, 2008.

“The Middle East Factor in Pakistani Terrorist Groups,” South Asia Quarterly, No. 3, 2008.

“The Yom Kippur War in 1973: A Revisit,” Journal of Social Science Studies, No. 2, 2008.

“On Turkish Government’s Military Policy to PKK,” Journal of West Asia and Africa, No. 11, 2008.

“Alliance Diplomacy and the Three-level Games in International Security Rivalry,” International Forum, No. 6, 2008.

“Preemptive Strike, Preventive War and China’s National Security Strategy in the 21st Century,” International Relations Studies, No. 4, 2008.

“Israeli Preemptive Strategy and Iranian Nuclear Issue,” Journal of International Data Information, No. 8, 2008.

 “The Yom Kippur War and Nixon Administration’s Crisis Management,” Journal of East China Normal University, No.1, 2009.

“International System Transformation and Big Powers’ Quasi-alliance Strategy at the Post Cold War Era,” Journal of Arab World Studies, No. 6, 2009.

“Analysis of the Dynamics of Preemptive Strike Strategy—An Empirical Study of West Asia and Africa,” Diplomatic Review, No. 5, 2009.

“On the Four Schools of Preemptive Strategy in Contemporary Western Countries,” Social Sciences Abroad, No. 1, 2009.

“Transcending the Gap between Historical Studies and International Politics,” International Survey, No. 3, 2009.

Sun Degang and Zhu Weilie, “On the Hot-spot Diplomacy of Western Powers: Basic Modes and Their Implication to China,” Journal of Tongji University, No. 2, 2009.

Sun Degang and Deng Haipeng, “Analysis of US Adjustment to Its Military Bases in the Persian Gulf,” Journal of Contemporary International Relations, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2010.

“On the Global Governance of Somali Piracy Issue: A Public Goods Perspective,” Forum of World Economics and Politics, No. 4, 2010.

“On the Concept of Military Alliance in International Security Cooperation,” Journal of International Forum, No. 5, 2010.

“The 1973 Yom Kippur War and the US Mediation Diplomacy,” Fudan American Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2010.

“On China’s Foreign Military Presence in the Middle East,” Journal of World Economics and Politics, No. 8, 2014.

“Great Powers’ Military Deployment abroad: A Theoretical Survey,” Journal of World Economics and Politics, No. 7, 2015.

“The Strategic Readjustment of US Military Bases in the Middle East,” Journal of World Economics and Politics, No. 7, 2016.

Degang Sun and Yongbiao Zhu, “The Evolution of US Military Bases in Afghanistan,” Journal of Contemporary International Relations, No. 8, 2016.

Articles on On SSCI International Journals

1.Degang Sun and Yahia Zoubir, “China’s Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy,” Journal of Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2014, pp. 2-20 2013 Impact Factor1.179.

2.Degang Sun and Yahia Zoubir, “China’s Economic Diplomacy towards the Arab Countries: Challenges Ahead?” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 23, No. 95, 20152014 Impact Factor: 1.085.

3.Degang Sun and Yahia H. Zoubir, “The Eagle’s Nest in the Horn of Africa: US Military Strategic Deployment in Djibouti,” Africa Spectrum, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016, pp. 111-124 (2015 Impact Factor: 0.900).  

Articles on Other International Journals

“International System Transformation and Sino-US Strategic Quasi-alliance,” China Review (published in Hong Kong), No. 2, 2009.

“China-India-Israel Quasi-alliance Needed,” Journal of Power Politics (Published in India), Vol. 2, No. 10, 2009.

“Brothers Indeed: Syria and Iran Quasi-alliance Revisited,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies(Published in the US), Vol.3, No. 2, 2009.  

“The Post-Yichao Duoqiang Pattern and China’s Three-Ring Quasi-alliance Strategy,” Journal of China Review ( Published in Hong Kong), No. 5, 2010.

“China and the Global Jihad Network,” Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010.

“Six Decades of Chinese Middle East Studies: A Review,” Bustan: The Middle East Book Review Israel, Vol. 2, No.1, 2011.

 “French Military Bases in the Middle East and Africa,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies(Published in the US), Vol.5, No. 3, 2011.

“The Overseas Military Bases in French African Strategy: A Historical Review,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Vol.5, No. 3, 2011.   

“Outpost for Power Projection: A Chinese Perspective of French Military Bases on African Continent,” Journal of Cambridge Studies Vol. 6, No. 4, 2011. 

“Shanghai World Expo in 2010: Major Threats and China’s Countermeasures,” Journal of Rivista Italiana, Vol.1, No. 2, 2011.  

Degang Sun and Yahia Zoubir, “From Hard Military Bases to Soft Military Presence: US Military Deployment in Iraq Reassessed,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (美国出版), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2012.

“U.S. Military Bases in the Gulf and the Dynamics of Redeployment” in Michael C. Hudson and Mimi Kirk eds., Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World, Singapore: World Knowledge, 2014.  

“The Strategic Evolution of US Military Presence in Iraq,” in Omar Al-Ubaydli and Andrea Plebani eds., GCC Relations with Post-War Iraq: A Strategic Perspective, Cambridge, UK: Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, 2014.  

“The Dragon Heads West: China-Arab Cooperation in the New Era,” Georgetown Security Studies Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015.

“China’s Security Measures for 2010 Shanghai World Expo: A Retrospect,” Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, Vol. 3, No. 7, 2015.

Sun Degang and He Shaoxiong, “From a Bystander to a Constructor: China and the Middle East Security Governance,” Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3, 201.

Imen Belhadj and Degang Sun, China in North Africa: A strategic Partnership, in Yahia H. Zoubir and Gregory White eds., North African Politics, London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

TEACHING

Comparative Politics in the Middle East;

Middle East Politics and Diplomacy;

Contemporary Middle East;

World Politics 

LANGUAGES

Native in Chinese, Fluent in English, Fair in Arabic and Japanese