Kyle Haddad-Fonda completed his DPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His doctoral thesis analyzed relations between China and Egypt and between China and Algeria from 1955 to 1965. In order to illustrate how domestic ideological concerns shaped the development of these international relationships, he focused especially on the roles of Chinese Muslims and Arab leftists in mediating the development of Sino-Arab ties. Kyle has also served as a junior fellow at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, and as a postdoctoral researcher at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Center for Middle East Peace Studies.
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