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Giancarlo Elia Valori

General Haftar (Photo: AP)

The Global Strategy of General Khalifa Haftar

As the civil war in Libya rages on, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the Libyan General's strategic ties with the Russian Federation, as well as the support he receives from neighboring African states and key actors in Europe and the Gulf

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Prime Minister May’s Hard Brexit

The January 17 speech of the British PM Theresa May foreshadows a new and more global Britain, but above all entails the end of the European Union as we know it today. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the moves of the new Iron Lady

IDF Helicopter takes off from Mount Hermon on the Golan Hights (Photo: IDF)

"Out of the North, the Evil will Break Forth"

The war in Syria has completely changed the military and political structure of the Golan Heights region. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the threats facing Israel from the North and maps the Jewish State's interests in the new Middle Eastern climate

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The Logic and Strategy of Trump’s Presidency

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the circumstances that have led to Donald Trump's victory and outlines the President-elect's views on domestic and foreign issues: from the elimination of Obamacare to the dismissal of NATO and the JCPOA Treaty

Italian outgoing Premier Matteo Renzi (Photo: AP)

Behind the Scenes of Italy's Structural Crisis

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses Italy’s crisis after the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the ramifications of the recent referendum on the country's economic, social, and political standings

A Syrian army soldier holds up the Syrian national flag in Aleppo (Photo: AP)

The Current Phase of the Conflict in Syria

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori zooms in on the current situation of the war in Syria: The successes of the Russian-backed Assad forces, the Turkish attempts to create buffer zones, the rising force of Egypt, and the EU strategy for the region

British Prime Minister Theresa May with China's Vice Premier, Ma Kai (Photo: AP)

Theresa May’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the moves and statements made by the British Prime Minister in regards to the UK's international relations, primarily with key countries in Asia and the Middle East

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, who is being considered for US Secretary of State (Photo: AP)

What to Expect from Trump's Foreign Policy

Donald Trump has frequently reiterated that in the Middle East, it is better to have powerful men than chaos. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori examines the President-elect's views on the Middle East, as well as his approach to NATO and the European Union