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A woman entrepreneur? Then you’re 3 times more likely to be from Asia
March 16, 2017
A woman entrepreneur? Then you're 3 times more likely to be from Asia
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Iren Reznikov

2014-15 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Iren Reznikov, weighs in on why the highest levels of female entrepreneurship are in Asia.

Published in Medium.com
Photo by Wayne S. Grazio


Why Israel is still only scratching the surface of relations with Japan
February 8, 2017
Why Israel is still only scratching the surface of relations with Japan
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Gilad Kabilo

The recently signed bilateral investment treaty between Japan and Israel is an important part of Israel’s “pivot to Asia”. But unless Israel negotiates the obstacles along the way, it will never realize the full potential of trade with the world’s third-largest economy.


Israeli entrepreneurs in China – seize the opportunity
May 19, 2016
Israeli entrepreneurs in China – seize the opportunity
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Iren Reznikov

Chinese conglomerate Kuang-Chi recently announced it is investing $20M in Eyesight, an Israeli machine vision and gesture recognition company – yet another example of the growing China-Israel tech collaboration.


Israel Maintains Low-Key but Robust Ties With Singapore
May 4, 2016
Israel Maintains Low-Key but Robust Ties With Singapore
Emanuel Shahaf

In an interview with World Politics Review, Israel-Asia Center board member, Emanuel Shahaf, discusses Israel’s ties with Singapore, following Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent visit to Israel.


Korean Official: Koreans Smarter, Israelis Braver
February 1, 2014
Korean official: Koreans smarter, Israelis braver
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Jiyeon Ha

Koreans are even smarter than Jews, but Israelis are much braver, Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Jong-lok Yoon has claimed.


Breaking Barriers – The Indo-Israeli Cybersecurity Alliance
January 1, 2014
Breaking Barriers - The Indo-Israeli Cybersecurity Alliance
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Vishal Dharmadhikari

Cybersecurity can progressively stand out as economic and political cornerstones of a vital partnership between two natural allies; Israel and India.


Malaysia-Israel: The Hidden Trade Relationship
May 1, 2012
Malaysia-Israel: The Hidden Trade Relationship
Aiman Zarul

Sometime in 2009, while touring the aisles at my local Kuala Lumpur supermarket, I came across an incongruous item: metal nut-crackers, encased in fetching blue packages bearing Hebrew inscriptions.


Vietnam: Wooing Asia’s Newest Tiger
February 1, 2012
Vietnam: Wooing Asia's Newest Tiger
By Amiad Horowitz

In November 2011, Israeli President Shimon Peres became Israel’s first head of state to visit Vietnam. Leading a delegation of some of Israel’s top businesspeople, these were the highest level meetings between Israel and Vietnam since David Ben-Gurion met Ho Chi Minh in France in 1948. Here, Amiad Horowitz takes a look at the significance of the visit, the potential for cooperation between the two countries, and the economic reforms being implemented by this new Asian tiger.


Bring your green menorah over the Great Wall
January 1, 2012
Bring your green menorah over the Great Wall
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Howe Wang

Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Howe Wang, envisions the future of clean-tech cooperation between Israel and China – opportunities and challenges – at a time commemorating the 20 year anniversary of Sino-Israeli diplomatic relations.


Continued expansion of civil society key to CSR development in China
April 1, 2015
Matthew S. Apfel

Corporate Social Responsibility is already well-established within companies in the West. But how is it being adopted in China? Matthew Apfel provides some insight into why CSR in China needs a Chinese approach and why continued expansion of civil society is key to its development.