The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) held the 5th Roundtable Consultation Program with the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) of Tel Aviv University, on June 28, 2021 (online meeting). This meeting with INSS has been held since 2010.
The participants were: Ms. Tomiko ICHIKAWA, Director General, JIIA, Prof. Ryoji TATEYAMA, Professor Emeritus, National Defense Academy of Japan, and Mr. Masaaki YATSUZUKA, Research Fellow, China Division, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) from Japan; and B.G. (res.) Assaf ORION, Director, Israel-China Program, Amb. Dr. Oded ERAN, Senior Research Fellow, Former M.K. Ofer SHELAH, Senior Research fellow, and Ms. Galia LAVI, Research Fellow, Israel-China Program, INSS from Israel.
They exchanged views on recent relations between China and the Middle East, as well as on election results in Israel and their implications to the regional situations.