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Gedaliah Afterman

Dr. Gedaliah Afterman is head of the Asia policy program at the Abba Eban Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations at Reichman University (IDC Herzliya), Israel.  He previously served as an International Strategic Policy Specialist at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) focused on Asian regional security issues and as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, where he worked on issues related to China’s foreign policy, including the Middle East. He was also a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Peace Research (PRIO) in Oslo; and Fellow and China Program Lead at the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) in Jerusalem. Gedaliah holds a BA in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD from The University of Melbourne.

Articles By Gedaliah Afterman

Middle East Countries Don’t Want to Choose Between US and China By Gedaliah Afterman - Feb 20, 2023

The warm welcome for China’s leader Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia in December was interpreted by many as a sign of Chinese resurgence in the Middle East and a growing crisis in US-Saudi relations. China has become increasingly active in the Middle East both economically and politically over the past decade. Its approach to the region ranges from actively expanding its reach and influence to … Continue reading “Middle East Countries Don’t Want to Choose Between US and China”