Dr Gedaliah Afterman is Head of the Asia Policy Program at the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. He previously served as DFAT officer working on Asian regional security issues and a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Beijing where he focused on issues related to China’s foreign policy, including the Middle East.
Australia and Israel should be partners in Asia
In a changing strategic landscape, likeminded countries have the chance to identify and grasp new opportunities.
China’s growing interest in the Middle East
China has tried to bypass regional strategic and ideological divides by both preserving its ties with Iran and getting closer to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel.