Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (Photo: AP)

Between Qatar and Iran: Rehearsals for a Shi'ite-Sunni War

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the crisis in the Persian Gulf and argues that the recent developments in the region are most likely "the beginning of a real war that will hit Qatar indirectly and the Islamic Republic of Iran directly." Opinion

The Future Strategy of the World Uyghur Congress

The assessment of China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative is at the core of the political debate in the World Uyghur Congress, as Islamist Uyghurs interpret the initiative as an attempt to repress the insurgency in East Turkestan and to control the local Muslim radicalism

Supporters of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after last Friday's presidential election (Photo: AP)

Iran after the Re-election of President Rouhani

"The psychological and propaganda mechanism which has emerged in the presidential election is increasing pessimism about the JCPOA economic effects and the feeling of strategic weakness in the face of new threats to Iran's security." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the outcome of the recent Iranian elections. Opinion

World leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum last week in Beijing, China (Photo: AP)

The Belt And Road Initiative: China’s Future Geostrategy

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the implications of the Silk Road Initiative outlined by Chinese President Xi Jinping and explains why the global Belt and Road will be the geopolitical, economic, and financial paradigm of the future. Opinion

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Photo: AP)

Could the Elections in South Korea Herald a Change in the Peninsula?

The new South Korean leader wants a rebalancing of relations with the United States, as well as full autonomy with regard to the reunification policy with North Korea. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the views and aspirations of Moon Jae-in, the newly elected president of South Korea. Opinion

South Korean soldiers at Imjingang Station near the border village of the Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea (Photo: AP)

A Unified Korea: Achievable Vision or Impossible Dream?

In the midst of growing tension between the North and South Korea, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the option of a Korean reunification and analyzes the geopolitical aspects of such a move. Opinion

A military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea (Photo: AP)

How to Solve the North Korean Military and Strategic Issue

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses how the West could oppose the new strategic North Korean posture, which is developing its non-conventional technologies along three directions: the dual space technology, submarine nuclear missiles, and the ground handling of mobile launching bases. Opinion