Issue Brief Feb 15, 2023
Full throttle in neutral: China’s new security architecture for the Middle East
By Tuvia Gering
This report addresses two widely held beliefs about the nature of China’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that ought to be revisited in light of notable developments. First, while it is widely assumed that Beijing’s interests in the region are limited to energy security and economic ties, this report will show how cooperation has […]
In the NewsNov 1, 2023
Global China Hub nonresident fellow Tuvia Gering spoke to Voice of America
GCH nonresident fellow Tuvia Gering told VOA Mandarin that China’s criticism of Israel and support for a Palestinian state reflects an ongoing effort by Beijing to create deeper ties with Muslim countries.
In the NewsOct 13, 2023
Global China Hub nonresident fellow Tuvia Gering spoke to Reuters.
On October 12, GCH fellow Tuvia Gering discussed how China is approaching the recent attack on Israel launched by Hamas. “China doesn’t use its voice, its heft on the international stage to change things for the better” Gering told Reuters.
In the NewsAug 7, 2023
Nonresident fellow Tuvia Gering quoted in South China Morning Post on China’s Middle East mediation efforts
On August 7, 2023, Global China Hub nonresident fellow Tuvia Gering was quoted in the South China Morning Post on the potential for China to act as a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Israel, stating: “China would love nothing more than cutting the ribbon to Israeli-Saudi normalisation because these are two close US partners. And […]
Captain (Res.) Tuvia Gering is a researcher at the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation Israel-China Policy Center at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub, and a Tikvah Fund’s Krauthammer fellow based in Jerusalem and specializing in Chinese security and foreign policy. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) and the Israeli Chinese Media Center. Gering is the editor and author of Discourse Power on Substack, a newsletter covering leading Chinese perspectives on current affairs, and holds a BA in East Asian studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude) and an MPH in disaster and emergency management from Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude).