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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

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...


Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...


China’s ByteDance Gets Trump Nod to Avoid TikTok Shutdown

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to...


Report: Trump Administration Seeking Direct Israel-Lebanon Talks on Maritim...

The Trump administration is once again seeking direct talks between Israel and Lebanon on setting their maritime border -- which...

Middle East

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Faces Defeat in Bid to Reimpose UN Sanctions

The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had...

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