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Assaf Orion

Assaf Orion is director of the Israel-China program at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv and an international fellow at the Washington Institute. A brigadier general (Res.), he previously headed the strategic division in the IDF’s planning directorate.

Did the Recent War Between Israel and Hamas Help Iran or Hurt It?

Two top analysts talk about how Iran sees the region these days, and especially how it thinks about its friends and its enemies.

Aug. 9 2021 12:01AM

How to Reframe the American-Israeli Alliance in a New Age of Great-Power Competition

Now that China has supplanted global terrorism as the U.S.’s main foreign-policy concern, the Israel-China relationship will have to change.

Dec. 17 2019 12:01AM