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Current academic position
Assistant Professor
Head of Business in Asia BA program

Main research interests
China's national defense
China's military procurement
China-Middle East relations
China-Israel relations
Arms transfers ​
  • Personal Information
  • Courses
    B.A. level courses

    "Introduction to Chinese Civilization"

    "China's Foreign Policy"

    "China’s Military and National Defense"      

    "Science and Technology in Communist China"       

    "The Chinese Market: Policies and Practice"

    "Military and Security in East Asia"  

     

    M.A. level courses

    "China’s Military and National Security"      

    "Economy and Business in China"

  • Publications
    Books

    China's Military Procurement in the Reform Era: The Setting of NewDirections​. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

     

    Edited Volumes

    Evron, Yoram, ed. The Chinese Army from Mao Zedong to the Present: Ellis Joffe's Articles Collection. Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2011. [In Hebrew]

     

    Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

    "The Economic Dimension of China-Israel Relations: Political Implications, Roles, and Limitations." Israel Affairs, forthcoming.

    "China-Japan Interaction in the Middle East: A Battleground of Japan's Remilitarization." The Pacific ReviewDOI: 10.1080/09512748.2016.1201133, forthcoming. ​

    "China's Diplomatic Initiatives in the Middle East: The Quest for a Great Power Role in the Region." International RelationsDOI: 10.1177/0047117815619664, forthcoming.

    "Israel's Response to China Rise: A Dependent State's Dilemma." Asian Survey 56, no. 2 (March/April 2016): 392-414. 

    "Between Beijing and Washington: Israel's Technology Transfers to China." Journal of East Asian Studies 13, no. 3 (Sep.-Dec. 2013): 503-528.

    "China’s Military Procurement Approach in the Early 21st Century and Its Operational Implications." Journal of Strategic Studies 35, no. 1 (February 2012): 63-93.

    "The Sino-Japanese War and its Implications for the CCP." Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly 105 (Winter 2009): 104-114. [In Hebrew]

    "The Maoist Doctrine: The Power of a Myth." Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly  101 (Winter 2008): 66-79. [In Hebrew]

    "Sino-Israeli Relations in Retrospect." Iyunim Bitkumat Israel 18 (2008): 237-264. [In Hebrew]

     

    Chapters in Collections

    "Economy, Science and Technology in China-Israel Relations," in Goldstein, Jonathan and Yitzhak Shichor (eds.), China and Israel, 1948-2012, Jerusalem: Magnes Press,2016, 193-225. [In Hebrew].

    "China-Israel Defense Relations: In Search of Common Strategic Ground." In Chau, Donovan and Thomas Kane, eds. China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy. New York: Praeger, 2014, vol. 1, 239-257.

    "Bringing Back Maoism: China's Civil-Military Relations in a Period of Weakening Civilian Authority." In Vajpeyi, Dhirendra and Glen Segell, eds. Civil-Military Relationships in Developing Countries. Lexington: Lexington Books, 2013, 59-76.

    "Theory and Practice in China's Arms Control Policy: Between North Korea and Iran." In Landau, Emily and Anat Kurtz, eds. Selected Issues in Arms Control, Memorandum No. 121. Tel-Aviv: Institute for National Security Studies, 2012, 39-58.

    "Introduction." in Evron, Yoram, ed. The Chinese Army from Mao Zedong to the Present: Ellis Joffe's Articles Collection. Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2011, 9-19. [In Hebrew]

     

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    "China’s Diplomatic Initiatives on the Palestinian Issue: Hollow Words or Concrete Solutions?" China Policy Institute Blog (Feb. 24, 2015).

    "Chinese Investments in Israel: Opportunity or National Threat?" INSS Insight 538 (Apr. 8, 2014).

    Strategic Assessment 16, No. 3 (Oct.-Dec.2013): 79-91

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    With Gallia Lindenstrauss, "Is Turkey Swerving Eastward? The Air Defense System Deal with China and the Crisis with NATO," INSS Insight 479 (Oct. 24, 2013).

    "Ne

    tanyahu’s Visit to China: Opportunities beyond Iran," INSS Insight 422 (May 2, 2013).

     INSS Insight 417 (Apr. 12,

    2013).

    "The Chinese Initiative on Syria: Beyond the Immediate Crisis." INSS Insight 383 (November 11, 2012)

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    "The Chinese Chief of Staff Visits Israel: Renewing Military Relations?" INSS Insight 275 (August 17, 2

    011).

    "China’s Military Buildup in the Early Twenty-first Century: From Arms Procurement to War-fighting Capability." S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, Working Paper No. 218 (December 2010).

    "Ch

    ina’s Export Control Regime: From State to Private Sector Proliferation." RSIS Commentaries 152/2010 (November 16, 201

    0).

    "From UN to Unilateral Sanctions on Iran: Political Implications for China." RSIS Commentaries 105/2010 (September 1, 2010).

    "China and Sanctions against Iran: Progress?" INSS Insight 173 (April 12, 2010).

    "Iran,

    China, and the Israeli Stick," INSS Insight 150 (December 22, 200

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    China's Capability to Fight a Regional War under Informatization Conditions: A Practical Assessment." Asia Centre Conference Series (June 2009).

    "A Threefold Cord Is Not Readily Broken: North Korea's Military Bond with Iran and Syria." Strategic Assessment 11, no. 1 (June 2008): 76-83.

    “China’s Anti-Terrorism Policy.” Strategic Assessment 10, no. 3 (December 2007): 76-83.

    “Sino-Israeli Relations: Opportunities and Challenges.” Strategic Assessment 10, no. 2 (August 2007):

    61-70.

    Maarachot 402 (August 2005): 4-9. [In Hebrew]​

  • Participation in Conferences

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

     

    "Israel's Defense Industry in 2030 and Beyond." Paper presented at the conference: The Global Arms Industry in 2030 (and Beyond), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014.

     

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    "Op

    portunities for Cooperation: Conflict Resolution and Beyond." Paper Presented at the U.S.-China-Israel Trilateral Conference: Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., February 2014.

     

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    Between Beijing and Washington: The American Factor in the Sino-Israeli Relations." Paper presented at the INSS 7th Annual International Conference –  Meeting the Future: New Approaches to Political and Security Challenges, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel-Aviv, 201

    4.

     

    "China's Involvement in the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges." Presented at the CIISS-INSS Workshop, China Institutes of International Strategic Studies (CIISS), Beijing, 2013

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    "The Ch

    allenges of the PLA." Paper presented at the conference: The Rise of Contemporary China: Domestic and Foreign Challenges in Historical Perspective – International Symposium in Honor of Prof. Yitzhak Shichor, University of Haifa and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, December 2012.

     

    "The Chinese Army and China's Leadership Transition." Paper presented at the workshop Leadership Transition in PRC: The Previous Decade and the Challenges Ahead. The Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, November 2012.

     

    "C

    hina's Military Activity in the Middle East Following the Arab Spring." Paper presented at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: ICT's 12 International Conference. The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Herzeliya, Septembe

    r 2012.

     

    "The Arab Spring and the Chinese-Israeli Defense Relations." Paper presented at the conference: SinoIsraeli Relations and Middle East Studies. School of International Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, Peking University, Beijing, September 2012.

     

    "Sino-Israeli Relations: The Shift to Civilian Cooperation."  Paper presented at the conference: China, Israel and the New Middle East. Middle East Studies Institute (MESI), Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, September 2012.

     

    "Is

    raeli Technology Transfers to China: Between Diplomatic and Economic Interests." Paper presented at China High-Technology Trade and Investment with Major Partners Workshop. University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), University of California San Diego, San Diego, July 2012.    

            

     

    "The Rise of China from a Small States' Perspective: The Case of the Sino-Israeli Military Relations." Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, May 2012

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    "The Ch

    inese Military Study in Retrospect: The Illusion of Information Flood." Paper presented at the conference: Military, National Defense, and Politics in the People's Republic of China. The Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, April 2012.

     

     

    "A New Role for China in the Middle East?" Paper presented at the 12th Annual Herzliya Conference. The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Herzeliya, January 2012.

     

    "China-Israel Bilateral Relations: The Influence of the 'Arab Springs'." Paper presented at the CICIR-INSS Workshop on China-Middle East Relations. China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing September 2011.      

      

     

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    China's Arms Control Policy: The Korean Nuclear Program as a Case Study." Paper presented at the Arms Control and Regional Security Workshop. The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, September 20

    11.

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    From Technological Development to Military Buildup in the Chinese Military." Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, May 2011.

     

    "T

    he military Debate over China's Expanding Strategic Objectives." Paper presented at the conference: Military Developments in Asia in the Early 21st Century. Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, March

    2011.

     

    "Nat

    ional Experiences in Defense Innovation: The Case of China." Paper presented at the conference: New Approaches to Defense Industrial Innovation. S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, February 2011.    

           

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    "People's War under Changing Historical Conditions: The Doctrine's New Meaning." Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. University of Haifa, Haifa, June 2010.

     

    "How will China Conduct a Regional War under High-Tech Conditions: A Practical Assessment." Presented at The Roundtable on China’s Contemporary Politics and Strategic Issues. Asia Centre at Sciences Po, Paris, June 2

    009.

     

    "Local War under Informatization Conditions: Doctrine and Reality in the Chinese Military." Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, June 20

    09.

     

    "Science and Technology in the Country's Service." Paper presented at the conference: China's Reform Balance, 1978-2008. Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Decem

    ber 2008.

     

    "The

    Georgia War and the Sino-Russian-American Triangle." Paper presented at the conference: The War in Georgia: Global Implications. University of Haifa, Haifa, November 2008.

     

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    China’s Anti-Terrorism Policy Following the 9/11: Goals, Means, and Perceptions." Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, May 200

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    "The Perfect Mach

    iavellist: Mao Zedong, The Sino-Japanese War, and the CCP’s Takeover of China." Paper presented at the conference: The Sino-Japanese War: The Conflict that Changed East Asia. University of Haifa, Haifa, Novembe

    r 2007.

     

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    PLA’s Modernization: Optional Directions." Paper presented at the Forum on China’s Strategic Policies: Goals, Means and Consequences. Asia Centre at Science Po, Paris, June 2007

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    From Doctrine to Practice: the Taiwan-Strait Crisis 1995/96 and China’s Military Buildup." Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. University of Haifa, Haifa, Ju

    ne 2007.

     

    "The

    Development of Sino-Israeli Relations." Presented at a Researchers Seminar. Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Jan

    uary 2007.

     

    "China’s Military Acquisitions in the 1980’s: National Priorities Versus Domestic Interests." Paper presented at the 2nd National Conference of PhD Political Science Students. University of Haifa, Haifa, December 2006.

     

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    The Maoist Military Doctrine: The Power of a Myth." Paper presented at the conference: A Leader under Fire: 30 Years to Mao Zedong’s Death. University of Haifa, November 2006.

     

    "The Politics of China’s Military Procurement: Self-Reliance or Foreign Acquisitions." Paper presented at the 1st National Conference of PhD Political Science Students. University of Haifa, Haifa, November 2005.

     

    "China's Technology Transfer Process: Soviet Aid and the Establishment of China’s Military Industries." Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, May 2005.

     

    "N

    ational Interest and Military Assistance: The Soviet Assistance to China." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for International Studies. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, April 200

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    NFERENCES AND PANELS ORGANIZE

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    Orga

    nizer of the conference: An annual event of the Business in Asia program, that includes an experts' panel and a networking event that brings together the department's students and graduates, and relevant companies. University of Haifa, Haifa, May 2015

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    Organ

    izer of the conference: Sino-Israel Relations – Challenges and Opportunities. The Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, June 2013.

     

    Co-organizer of the conference: The Rise of Contemporary China: Domestic and Foreign Challenges in Historical Perspective – International Symposium in Honor of Prof. Yitzhak Shichor. University of Haifa and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Haifa and Jerusalem, Dece

    mber 2012.


    Organizer of the Panel: Army and Security in Today's China. The Tenth Annual Conference of Asia Studies in Israel. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, May 201

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    Organize

    r of the conference: Military Developments in Asia in the Early 21st Century. The Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, March 2011.  ​

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