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Dr. Alon Levkowitz, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, is an expert on East Asian security, the Korean Peninsula, and Asian international organizations.

ARTICLES BY: Alon Levkowitz

December 21, 2020 5:35 am

Joe Biden and the Fight for Asia

While President Donald Trump’s Asia policy was not a central issue in the 2020 US presidential election, it had a huge impact on the American...

September 14, 2020 5:38 am

The Fate of Japan’s Prime Minister Will Affect the World

The recent announcement by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he will resign from office for health reasons sparked campaigns by potential successors, and opened...

July 26, 2020 4:59 am

Trump and North Korea: Back to Square One?

On April 27, 2018, Kim Jong-un crossed the demarcation line to South Korea to meet with Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president. As this was...

April 6, 2020 8:00 am

South Korea’s Brilliant Approach to Coronavirus: Testing and Competence

The population of South Korea in 2020 is about 51 million. As of March 31, 2020, according to the South Korean Ministry of Health, 162...

August 6, 2019 4:28 am

Washington’s North Korea Dilemma

The Singapore Summit on June 12, 2018 between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un led to high expectations that tensions might be...

July 9, 2019 4:40 am

Is It Wrong for Tourists to Visit North Korea?

In April 2019, I visited North Korea on a private organized tour, which means that I was the only tourist in the group. The format allowed...

July 4, 2019 4:34 am

President Rivlin in South Korea: Time for a Diplomatic Upgrade

On July 14, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will land in South Korea for an official state visit. This visit can serve as a catalyst for...

March 25, 2019 9:05 am

After Trump’s Worrying Moves, America’s Asian Allies Should Adjust Their Security Policies

For many years, the cost of the  deployment of US forces in South Korea and Japan has been a key matter of discussion between Washington...

January 17, 2019 6:58 am

The North Korean Debate in the Age of Trump

The Korean conflict has divided more than the two Koreas. It has also prompted the creation of opposing “blame narratives” among scholars, policymakers, and journalists....

January 1, 2019 10:49 am

Israel and North Korea: A New Opportunity?

In the early 1990s, Eitan Ben-Zur of the Israeli foreign office tried to explore the possibility of a deal with North Korea to halt its...

August 16, 2018 8:17 am

Vietnam and Israel: The First 25 Years

Israel and Vietnam just marked their first 25 years of diplomatic relations. There is now a strong potential for further economic and diplomatic improvement that could...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Yamina Party Head Bennett Predicts Solid Right-Wing Majority After Election...

Former Israeli defense minister and head of the right-wing Yamina party Naftali Bennett predicted a massive Knesset majority for the...

Middle East

Saudi-Led Coalition Launches Air Strikes on Yemeni Capital After Foiling Dr...

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it conducted air strikes on Houthi military targets...

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