An Israel-China summit meeting in Beijing. Photo: Government Press Office

The cordial relations between Israel and China, and the pervasive annoyance shown by the United States

Commentary: With Israel-China relations gaining momentum in many areas, Israel should start a dialogue with Biden’s administration to promote an understanding of those relations so as not to harm important U.S. interests. This could enable Israel to have a respectful dialogue with China on future bilateral ties 

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as seen in October 2016. 333 Squadron, Norwegian Royal Airforce/NTB Scanpix/Handout via Reuters

The dynamism and expansion of the Russian fleet

Commentary: During the heyday of the Soviet Navy, Russia's overseas military bases were spread all over the world. But now, Russia is focusing its energies on two strategic hotspots: the Arctic and the Mediterranean

Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and his Egyptian counterpart Tarek al-Mula visit the Leviathan gas platform in February. Photo: Government Press Office 

Egypt and Israel in the Mediterranean region

Commentary:  The Mediterranean has long been an opportunity for Israel to deepen its ties with Egypt. Israel needs to develop a comprehensive Mediterranean policy with the aim of expanding the range of common interests with Egypt and other countries beyond the gas sector

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The global plastic problem

Commentary: The world produces over 300 million tons of plastic waste every year. But despite the severity of this problem, plastic production continues worldwide and is posing increasing threats to the environment, including the seas, with eight million tons of plastics entering the oceans annually 
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