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Giancarlo Elia Valori

A railway track near Rason city, North Korea (Photo: AP)

The “Silk Railway” Leads to Pyongyang

The new connectivity to Eurasia opens the Korean peninsula to the world and presents vast economic and geopolitical opportunities. Special analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

President Trump at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters (Photo: AP)

Trump, NATO, and the Trade War with China

“For the United States, European countries are currently too heavy a burden to bear. The EU has become a troublesome economic competitor and, with its euro, a dangerous rival for the dollar.” Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes Trump’s demand for NATO allies to boost defense spending

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