Giancarlo Elia Valori

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

A police officer patrols Tekhnologichesky Institute subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia (Photo: AP)

Terrorism is Back in Russia

The attack perpetrated in St. Petersburg is designed to "punish" Russia for its engagement in the war in Syria, as well as to show that Putin's strategy of fighting ISIS in Syria to avoid terrorists returning to Russia has failed. Opinion

"After Brexit, France remains the only European nuclear power." The French "Le Vigilant" nuclear submarine (Photo: AP)

How to Implement Nuclear Deterrence in Europe

The probable reduced US interest in European defense, combined with a possible series of tensions with the Russian Federation, make it necessary to rethink the European nuclear arsenal and the whole Eurasian defense doctrine. Opinion

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A New International Cooperation Model

A new distribution of the strategic, geoeconomic, military and political potentials is currently taking place. Unless we orient these new mechanisms towards a peaceful and stable development of the world market, our global system will collapse. Opinion

Saudi King Salman, middle, watches military exercises with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, right, and the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, left (Photo: AP)

Israel as a Focal Point for the Sunni World

As the United States continues its withdrawal from the Middle East system, Israel is becoming the point of reference for both Russia and the Sunni world. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the current map of interests in the Greater Middle East. Opinion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Photo: AP)

Could North Korea become Part of an "Axis of Good?"

North Korea's latest missile launch could be regarded as an attempt to enter the global market from a position of power, after demonstrating strategic and military autonomy to key regional actors. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the DPRK's aspirations