Israel–China Relations Enter a New Stage: Limited Strategic Hedging

Mordechai Chaziza

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Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Israel in 1992, their relations have warmed up and developed rapidly in diverse areas. This study offers a new theoretical framework, strategic hedging behavior, for analyzing Sino-Israel relations, in order to understand the nature and scope of the hedging relationship between China and Israel. What impact will China’s hedging relationship with Israel have on Washington’s dominance in the Middle East region? The study asserts that this relationship is limited to economics and technology, and China’s relations with Israel cannot replace Israel’s strategic and special relationship with the US. However, the future of the hedging relationship countries is highly sensitive to the evolution of US–China relations in the Middle East and other areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-45
Number of pages16
JournalContemporary Review of the Middle East
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • China
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • US
  • strategic hedging


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