Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio]  2015-10-9

Israel launches Palestinian clampdown as fears of the escalating violence remain. A new Palestinian intifada against Israeli rule seems on the way

1. How did the current violence between Israelis and Palestinians start?

2. Then, Palestinian teens were also killed during the clashes between Palestinians and Israelis. Tell us about this.

3. The tensions and violence have been rising at a time of growing diplomatic friction between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Right?

4. Any implications of the current conflict between Palestine and Israel for Korea?

*  Good Morning Seoul (October 9, 2015)

 

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? (with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.