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Iranian parliament after Trump nixes nuclear deal (Photo: AP)

The Impact of New US Sanctions on Iran’s Geo-economic Future

“The issues relating to the new sanctions on the Iranian Shi’ite Republic will never be fully ‘operational’ as they were in 2012.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the economic and strategic aftermath of Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions against Tehran. Opinion

President Donald Trump with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (Archive photo: AP)

 

Trump’s Tariffs and Duties and the Transformation of World Economy

“We need to consider trade policy together with strategy: if US protectionism increases, the growth of peripheral economies will decrease.” Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the economic repercussions of President Trump’s current and future moves in his pursuit to “make America great again”

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Now That Assad Has Won, What Lies Ahead for Syria?

"Reconstruction is the most important future lever for external influence on the long-suffering Syrian Arab Republic, where conflict has been going on for seven years." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses Syria's future after Bashar al-Assad emerged victorious in the Syrian war. Opinion

US President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House (Photo: AP)

Prospects for Israel's Descent into Regional Chaos and War: The Trump Effect

Despite widely-held presumptions in Israel that US President Donald Trump is a security asset for the Jewish State, nothing could be further from the truth. Under no circumstances could Israel benefit from an American administration that is so plainly lacking in analytic, historical and intellectual vision. Opinion

IDF troops operating in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge (Photo: IDF)

Management of Military Operations – Authority & Responsibility Assignment

"The employment of military power is a part of the on-going process of administering and implementing the overall national policy. It is intended to accomplish diplomatic/political objectives, rather than military goals." Special column by Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry

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

USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, reportedly deployed to the Mediterranean Sea (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin Lee Losack)

US-Russia Military Encounter in Syria: Implications for Israel

Although Israel seeks to make its own destiny in all military matters, Donald Trump is pushing America toward a superpower nuclear confrontation in Syria. Should this lead to actual nuclear conflict between Russia and the United States, the impact for Israel could be catastrophic. Opinion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: AP)

Looking Ahead in Jerusalem: Systematizing Future Nuclear Threats

In looking ahead to prospective nuclear threats, especially from Iran, Israeli military strategists must proceed systematically, with a properly fashioned analytic template that accounts for both the rationality and intentionality of all pertinent enemy decision-makers. Opinion
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