A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Gedaliah Afterman
Opinion

Opinion

Gedaliah Afterman and Tomer Raanan

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, issues at the very heart of the superpower competition with the US
  • However, Beijing is wary of the region’s instability, and remains sensitive to American power and influence, which Biden might seek to reassert

A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
A woman holds a placard to support China in front of the Tel Aviv Municipality Hall lit up with the colours of China’s national flag in solidarity with China's fight against Covid-19, in Israel, on February 11, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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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.

Tomer Raanan

Tomer Raanan

Tomer Raanan is a research assistant at the Asia Policy Programme at the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy.