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Palestinian militants from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (Photo: AP)

Offers of Immortality: Countering the Core Incentives of Jihadist Terror

While opposing jihadist terror has become a critical security task in the United States, Europe, and Israel, little if any analytic attention has been directed toward possible remedies that would build suitably upon enemy searches for immortality, or power over death. Opinion

Russian Topol M ICBM launcher rolls along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade (Photo: AP)

Examination of the New Russian Military Doctrines

Through a powerful, up-to-date and world-leading military apparatus, the Russian Federation considers itself a great power in a multipolar and post-American world. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori reviews the current Russian defense doctrines, as compared to the old Soviet ones

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill (Photo: AP)

Between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Middle East Crisis

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, defined the Russian war in Syria as a conflict "against global terrorism" and suggested a "holy war" to free the entire Christian civilization while forming a federation in the Middle East – the strategic axis between East and West. Opinion

The launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in North Korea (Photo: AP)

The North Korean Crisis as Competitive Risk Taking

On increasingly urgent matters concerning North Korean nuclear weapons and corresponding missile development, the US and its pertinent allies should focus not on proliferating ordnance per se, but rather on underlying analytic and intellectual orientations to effective control. Opinion

An Uyghur boy waves a flag of East Turkestan, the term separatist Uyghurs use to refer to the Uyghurs homeland in China's Xinjiang region (Photo: AP)

The New Geopolitics of the Uyghur Movement

"So far, China’s policy towards the Uyghurs has been designed to integrate Xinjiang into its economy, as well as establishing shared security and economic relations with the neighboring countries of the Uyghur region." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the strategic moves made by key actors such as China, Turkey, and Russia in dealing with the Uyghur issue

IDF Navy's submarine flotilla

Israel's Nuclear Strategy on Non-Nuclear Threats

In this essay, which rounds out the author's specific treatment of Israeli nuclear strategy, Prof. Louis René Beres examines the indispensable "seamlessness" of Israel's nuclear deterrent. Here, special attention is directed toward a prospectively needed shift from "deliberate nuclear ambiguity." Opinion

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the test launch of a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" (Photo: AP)

How Global Powers Could Achieve a Denuclearized Korea

China, Russia, and the US all have a clear interest in denuclearizing the entire Korean peninsula. Before entering negotiations, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori suggests they must first try to understand the geopolitical goals of North Korea by questioning the real strategic direction, consistency, and aim of its nuclear program. Opinion
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