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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


China: The Dilemma of Climate Change & Energy Supply
July 18, 2010
Special Israel-Asia Center Report
Dr. Richard Hardiman

China water and energy expert, Dr. Richard Hardiman, provides an in-depth analysis of China’s energy and climate change challenges and what it’s doing to green-up.


Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
May 1, 2010
Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
Interview & Photos: by Rebecca Zeffert & David Zev Harris

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jun on the Shanghai Expo, and challenges of urbanization and sustainability facing China’s growing cities.


China at 60 Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Zhao Jun
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Zhao Jun
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

“The past seventeen years have witnessed deepened mutual trust, enhanced economic and trade cooperation, expanded cultural and technological exchanges and strengthened coordination on regional and international affairs.”


China at 60 Series: Interview with Israel’s Ambassador to China, Amos Nadai
June 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Israel's Ambassador to China, Amos Nadai
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

“China certainly has the power to influence the parties in the Middle East, towards working hard on achieving peace in the region.”