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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

The B-2 Spirit (Photo: US Air Force)

The Implications of Irrational US Nuclear Weapons Use for Israel

There is no scientific way to assess the probability of any future nuclear decision-making success. Accordingly, an inexperienced US president will need to be unerringly cautious in nuclear crises, especially regarding any considered resort to "pretended irrationality." Opinion

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Between Trump, Freud and a Nuclear War

Given the uncertainty surrounding President Trump, Prof. Louis René Beres believes US leaders should strengthen pertinent safeguards within the National Command Authority to protect against irrational nuclear command decisions, which could prove critical not only to the US but to its allies as well. Opinion 

General Haftar (Photo: AP)

The Global Strategy of General Khalifa Haftar

As the civil war in Libya rages on, Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the Libyan General's strategic ties with the Russian Federation, as well as the support he receives from neighboring African states and key actors in Europe and the Gulf

President Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Vice President Mike Pence (Photo: AP)

Facing Future Wars: Ancient Lessons on Strategy for President Trump

Prof. Beres explains why "victory" and "defeat" are no longer sensible core criteria for waging America's future wars, and how President Trump should proceed to best exploit recognizably specific opportunities for strategic and operational success. Opinion

French troops at the Louvre museum in Paris (Photo: AP)

At the Outset of 2017: The Worst is Yet to Come

Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel attempts to evaluate the future occurrences for 2017 while stressing potential changes and turning points that may affect the Middle East generally and the State of Israel in particular

The Security Council votes on resolution reiterating its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem. The vote was 14 in favour, with one abstention (United States). UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Mahmoud Abbas' Great Diplomatic Achievement

The breach in the diplomatic protection that the US has provided to Israel might broaden and lead to increased international efforts by the Palestinians. Dr. Ido Zelkovitz on the UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements
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