Director of Research and Strategy
Dale Aluf is a psychologist, political researcher, and analyst. As SIGNAL’s director of research and strategy, Dale is responsible for conducting and supervising research projects on a wide range of topics related to Israel-China relations including Chinese foreign and domestic policy, China’s Middle East strategy, Xi Jinping thought and its implications for the Middle East, Israel’s foreign policy, the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel and the Belt & Road Initiative, and the influence of history and culture on national identity and foreign policy. Mr. Aluf draws on his background in psychology in his research and writing, particularly regarding bridging the cultural divide. Prior to joining SIGNAL Dale served for eight years in El-Al’s security division. He holds a BA in psychology and philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand, an honors degree in psychology from the University of South Africa, and an MSc in applied psychology from the University of Liverpool. Mr. Aluf is a member of the British Psychological Society’s division of neuropsychology and the International Society of Political Psychology.