Sam Chester is an Analyst at Clarity Capital, a global investment firm with offices in New York and Tel Aviv. He is an expert in relations between China and the Middle East, drawing from a decade of in-depth academic and professional experience that includes fieldwork in China and throughout the Middle East. Sam is an experienced commentator on China and the Middle East, having written and presented to audiences in China, the United States, Israel and the Arab Gulf. See, e.g., United States Institute of Peace, i24news, Tablet Magazine and Middle East Institute. Sam studied China’s investments and strategic influence in the Middle East as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previous research focused on China's Muslim minorities, Sino-Israel relations and China's cultural diplomacy in the Middle East. Sam tweets regularly on Sino-Mideast ties at @Shaihuludata.