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Giancarlo Elia Valori

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un introduces US President Trump to No Kwang Chol, minister of People's Armed Forces of North Korea (Photo: KRT via AP)

The Transformation of the North Korean Military and Political System

“In the future, the Great Leader wants to have a new ruling class suitable for the economic and strategic changes which will affect North Korea in the coming years.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the reshuffle in North Korea’s military and political leadership

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Beijing ahead of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, June 3, 2018 (Photo: AP)

Trade Wars, Currency Wars, and Geopolitical Clashes

“Trump’s Presidency will try to foster peripheral and marginal tensions in the global arena, above all to sell arms and later create the flow of high-tech investments which, as usual, starts from the military sector and then affects the civilian sector.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

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The Singapore Agreement: What’s Next?

“If in the future, the agreement between Trump and Kim does not include an economic and strategic arrangement with Russia and China, most of the agreement signed in Singapore will remain dead letter.” Special analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Saudi King Salman welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah II and Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, in Mecca (Photo: AP)

Jordan’s Future Stability

As the economic crisis continues to pose a threat to the stability of the Hashemite Kingdom and the danger of jihadist destabilization in the Middle East is looming large, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori calls for a fast, significant aid program for Jordan, linked to direct foreign investments, primarily from neighboring Saudi Arabia

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, left, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat (Photo: AP)

Bilateral Relations, Geopolitical Dominance: Russia’s Aspirations in Africa

“Russia wants to support Africa to take it away from the US and EU influence and use it as the pivot of Russia’s future development as a global, economic, and strategic power.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the interests of the Russian Federation in the African continent

A polling station during Lebanon's parliamentary elections on May 6, 2018 (Photo: AP)

Cedars Politics: The Current Electoral System in Lebanon

“The political system in Lebanon is reaffirming and maintaining the destabilization of the country indefinitely.” Following the recent elections in Lebanon, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the internal and external sphere of power relations in the Lebanese political system

Iranian parliament after Trump nixes nuclear deal (Photo: AP)

The Impact of New US Sanctions on Iran’s Geo-economic Future

“The issues relating to the new sanctions on the Iranian Shi’ite Republic will never be fully ‘operational’ as they were in 2012.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the economic and strategic aftermath of Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions against Tehran. Opinion

President Donald Trump with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (Archive photo: AP)

 

Trump’s Tariffs and Duties and the Transformation of World Economy

“We need to consider trade policy together with strategy: if US protectionism increases, the growth of peripheral economies will decrease.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the economic repercussions of President Trump’s current and future moves in his pursuit to “make America great again”