Gedaliah Afterman

Gedaliah Afterman

Dr Gedaliah Afterman is head of the Asia Policy Programme at the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel). He previously served as an Australian foreign service 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.

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Opinion | Why overhyped US$400 billion deal changes little for China, Iran or Middle East

It is unlikely China will endanger relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in favour of Iran. While Tehran hopes to benefit, both sides are aware this is not an agreement among equals, as Iran needs China much more than China needs Iran.

It is unlikely China will endanger relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in favour of Iran. While Tehran hopes to benefit, both sides are aware this is not an agreement among equals, as Iran needs China much more than China needs Iran.

Why overhyped US$400 billion deal changes little for China, Iran or Middle East
9 Apr 2021 - 2:03AM
Opinion | How China’s rise in the Middle East can inform US policy under Biden

China has courted the Middle East with offers of investment and technology. However, Beijing is wary of the region’s instability, and remains sensitive to American influence, which Biden might seek to reassert.

China has courted the Middle East with offers of investment and technology. However, Beijing is wary of the region’s instability, and remains sensitive to American influence, which Biden might seek to reassert.

How China’s rise in the Middle East can inform US policy under Biden
5 Feb 2021 - 9:18AM