Op Eds & Articles

Business & Economics

Risk-averse and dependent on Arab oil, Japan tiptoes through the Middle East
December 27, 2017
Risk-averse and dependent on Arab oil, Japan tiptoes through the Middle East
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Gilad Kabilo

Japan is effectively leading a double life – constantly strengthening connections with both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, writes Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship alum, Gilad Kabilo, in Israel’s Calcalist.

Photo credit: GPO/Kobi Gideon

 


Japan’s Forbidden Fruit
November 21, 2017
Japan's forbidden fruit
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Gilad Kabilo

Abe’s landslide victory and Japan’s security challenges present significant opportunities for Israeli security capabilities to find new markets in Japan, in a way that they never could before, writes Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship alum, Gilad Kabilo, in The Jerusalem Post.

Photo credit: GPO


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.


China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?
September 2, 2016
China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Wang Jin

China-Saudi Arabia ties are seeing more political-military cooperation, but oil continues to dominate, writes Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship alum, Wang Jin, in The Diplomat.

Photo credit: U.S. State Department


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.