Hend ElMahly Mahhoud SULTAN
is a Ph.D. candidate at the Middle East Studies Institute, Shanghai International Studies University, China. She is fluent in Arabic, Chinese and English, and basic in Spanish. Hend is a young sinologist and her research interests are security in the Horn of Africa, China’s peace mission in the Horn of Africa, and Gulf security. She published extensively in leading Chinese and international Journal of West Asia and Africa, Journal of Contemporary Arab Affairs, Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She has translated and published six books from Chinese into Arabic.
is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan Univer-sity, Shanghai, China, and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis). He was Professor and Deputy Director of the Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University (September 2018-September 2019), Senior As-sociate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and an Academic Visitor to Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2012-2013), Denver University (2007-2008) and Hong Kong University (2004-2005). His research interests are Middle Eastern politics and International Relations, great powers’ strategies in the Middle East and China’s Middle East diplomacy. His articles have been featured in journals such as Mediterranean Politics, Journal of Contemporary China and Africa Spectrum.