The world has witnessed a new era of cooperation on climate change between the United States and China. This cooperation between the world’s two largest economies and carbon emitters played a fundamental role in the international negotiations leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. This includes, in particular, the joint announcement of their respective post-2020 climate actions in November 2014 and the crafting of common visions on key issues related to the Paris Outcome in September 2015. The world has high expectations that the United States and China will enhance their future collaboration on climate change. These expectations will be the cornerstone of translating the Paris vision into action. Furthermore, the Joint Presidential Statement released in March 2016 also stressed that “joint efforts by the United States and China on climate change will serve as an enduring legacy of the partnership between our two countries”.
Daniel Sobelman's research interests lie in the growing phenomenon of asymmetrical conflicts, involving states and non-state actors. Currently, his primary focus is Israel's conflict with the Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. Prior to joining the Belfer Center's International Security Program, Daniel was an analyst for the U.S. Government's Open Source Center. He is also a former Arab Affairs Correspondent for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. In 2015–2016, he is also an Israel Institute postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. Sobelman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the History of the Middle East, obtained from Tel Aviv University, Israel.Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 11:29am