Assaf Orion

Assaf Orion is a retired Israeli brigadier general and defense strategist at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and the Liz and Mony Rueven International Fellow at the Washington Institute. He writes on Israel’s relations with China, its regional strategy, and more.

Did the Recent War Between Israel and Hamas Help Iran or Hurt It?

Two top analysts talk about how Iran sees the region these days, and especially how it thinks about its friends and its enemies.

Aug. 9 2021 12:01AM

How to Reframe the American-Israeli Alliance in a New Age of Great-Power Competition

Now that China has supplanted global terrorism as the U.S.’s main foreign-policy concern, the Israel-China relationship will have to change.

Dec. 17 2019 12:01AM