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Axis of convenience? Israel and China in a multipolar world

Vuksanovic, Vuk (2020) Axis of convenience? Israel and China in a multipolar world. Strategic Updates (February 2020). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Despite being one of the most important allies of the United States in the Middle East, Israel has been building a new partnership with China since 2013. The repositioning is motivated by changes in the country’s strategic environment, its crisis in the relationship with the United States during the Obama years, and its economic and infrastructural needs. However, Israel is still deeply anchored in its alliance with the United States, which will impose limitations on how far its partnership with China can grow. For now, nevertheless, this relationship attests to the new geopolitical reality of the 21st century in which even the most ardent US allies, such as Israel, must hedge their bets and diversify their partnerships by engaging China.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:20

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