Roie Yellinek earned his Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. He is a researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct researcher at the IDF Dado Center. He was previously a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute and is a specialist in the growing relationship between the Middle East and China, especially in regards to the soft power component of Chinese diplomacy. He has written extensively on the China-Middle East relationship and is a frequently commentator in local and international media.
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