Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

A South Korean delegation passes through the Unification Bridge, which leads to the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Toward a Denuclearized Korea?

In anticipation of the inter-Korean summit planned to take place on April 27, 2018, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori considers the different interests of the concerning parties, mainly in the context of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Opinion

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The De-Dollarization in China

"China’s idea is to create an international currency based on the IMF's Special Drawing Rights and freely expendable on world markets, in lieu of the US dollar, so as to avoid 'the dangerous fluctuations stemming from the US currency and the uncertainties on its real value.'" Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects Chinese troops in Hong Kong (Photo: AP)

China’s Military Doctrine under President Xi Jinping

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori surveys the evolution of Chinese warfare strategies and military doctrines from the late 1970s to date, with an emphasis on the current political-military vision of President Xi Jinping

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Between Artificial Intelligence and Military Intelligence

"In the future, new military robots with high autonomy of movement and selection of targets will incorporate a great deal of Artificial Intelligence." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the impact of AI systems on the military and intelligence sectors

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The Geopolitical and Financial Significance of Bitcoin

"The Bitcoin is a pseudo-currency that serves to control the volatility and trends of global financial markets, as well as to keep it artificially high and avoid some currencies becoming 'full' or sovereign." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the "cryptocurrency bubble." Opinion

Ri Su-Yong (Photo: AP)

Winds of Change: The Good News Coming from North Korea

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori is optimistic about the talks between the two Koreas that began on Tuesday, led on the North's side by Ri Su-Yong, President of the Diplomatic Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly and "a high-profile institutional leader who enjoys Kim Jong-un’s full trust." Opinion

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, with his American counterpart Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo: AP)

The Geopolitics of Sanctions against Russia

The United States and the European Union have imposed a sequence of sanctions against Russia following the Russian support for the "separatists" of Eastern Ukraine. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the implications of such sanctions in the context of the multipolar climate. Opinion

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during a news conference at the Pentagon (Photo: AP)

The Reconfiguration of the New Syria

"The new Syria that is currently reshaping will be the breaking point that will give rise to the new Middle East." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the current and future moves of key regional players. Opinion