Israel’s improved ties with China don’t diminish its US alliance

Israel often is called America’s best ally. After the first two years of the Trump Administration no-one can doubt it. Among all of America’s...

China’s Middle East balancing act doomed to failure

Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ own...

How Close to China Is Too Close for Israel?

There’s no denying that Monday’s arrival in Israel of Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, the man often dubbed “the second-most powerful in China,” is a coup for Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Middle East Doesn’t Take China Seriously

Almost two decades ago, I went to dinner at a restaurant called Peking in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo to celebrate the Chinese New...

China’s Dangerous Ambitions in the Middle East

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, released in December 2017, identified China and Russia as America’s greatest global competitors.

China Smells Opportunity in the Middle East’s Crisis

Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda. As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, a surprising victor may...

China’s Role in the Yemen Crisis

On July 13, 2017, China’s state news agency Xinhua announced that the Chinese government had successfully delivered its first tranche of humanitarian aid to Yemen’s southern port...

China, India, and Israel’s Strategic Calculus

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia...

A China Card for the Middle East

The list of crises plaguing the Middle East is growing. In Yemen, a civil war rages amid an uncontrollable cholera epidemic. In Jerusalem, religious violence...