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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.


Death of a Living God
January 1, 2012
Death of a Living God
Dr. Liora Sarfati

With the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Dr. Liora Sarfati of Tel Aviv University takes a look at how the North Korean regime transforms its leaders into ‘Living Gods’ through the creation of modern mythology.


North Korea through the lens of an Israeli photographer
September 1, 2011
Michael Podberezin

In August, 2011, Michael Podberezin became the first Israeli to gain entrance to North Korea as a tourist on his Israeli passport. During his visit, he managed to capture some of the absurdity of life behind the curtain of the 38th parallel just months before the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

 


Bhutan: The pursuit of ‘gross domestic happiness’
May 2, 2011
Larry Luxner

Editorial contributor, Larry Luxner, pictures the unique way of Bhutan’s domestic development, the “Gross National Happiness”, and the warm friendship and potential fields of cooperation between Bhutan and Israel.


The Case for Malaysia-Israel Relations: The Politics of Engagement
May 1, 2011
The Case for Malaysia-Israel Relations: The Politics of Engagement
By Aiman Zarul

In this special report, founder of the new Kuala Lumpur-based lobby group, the Caucus for Improvement of Malaysia-Israel Relations, puts forward the case on why Malaysia needs to establish relations with Israel and how it will benefit in doing so.


Japan Earthquake: What will be the long-term political and economic impact?
April 1, 2011
Prof. Ehud Harari

Two scenarios, optimistic and pessimistic, drawing on different interpretations of Japanese “past experience” and “national character” can be envisaged of the long-term political and economic implications of the triple disaster in Japan. I call them the Isaiah and Jeremiah Visions, respectively.


Q&A with: Prof. Aron Shai
December 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Interview conducted by the Israel-Asia Center's Yehonathan Tommer and translated by Daniel Berman.

Does Israel Need To Re-think Its Relationship With China?


Seoul’s Dilemma: How should Seoul respond to Pyongyang’s provocations?
December 1, 2010
Dr. Alon Levkowitz

Dr. Alon Levkowitz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa discusses Seoul’s dilemma following the most recent attacks by North Korea, and presents some of the factors that will influence any retaliation policy.


Q&A with: Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Israel, Ma Young-Sam
November 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
The interview was conducted by the Israel-Asia Center's Yehonathan Tommer and translated by Daniel Berman.

The North Korean Threat, Iran and the Talmud: Interview with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Israel, Ma Young-Sam.
Ambassador Young-Sam Ma also served as Counselor in the Korean Embassy in Tel Aviv between 2003 and 2006, and headed the newly-created General Delegation to Palestine, representing his country’s interests with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.


Q&A with: Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer
September 1, 2010
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
David Zev Harris

Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, on agritech, diplomacy and Bollywood