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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

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No Nuclear Weapons in Syria? Go Thank Israel

Prof. Louis René Beres argues that it is largely because of Israel's courageous and law-enforcing preemptions in Operation Opera (1981) and Operation Orchard (2007) that Syria's Bashar al-Assad lacks nuclear weapons. 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

Aleppo, Syria (Photo: AP)

US Air Strikes and Syrian "Human Shields"

Looking ahead, Bashar al-Assad will likely deploy "human shields." Known formally as "perfidy," such lawless behavior should not deter President Trump from acting to meaningfully counter the dictator's war crimes. Opinion
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