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North Korea leader Kim Jung-un after the launch of a Hwasong-14 ICBM in North Korea's northwest (Photo: AP)

Diagnosing North Korean "Pathologies"

Instead of exchanging corrosive epithets with Kim Jung-un, President Trump should focus on creating a better understanding of the North Korean dictator's personal pattern of crisis decision. This would best be accomplished by more express thinking along the traditional medical science orientations of diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. Opinion

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, meets Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis (Photo: AP)

Why is Syria so Important to Iran?

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori examines the forces still fighting in the Syrian war and discusses the strategic importance of Syria to Tehran. Opinion

President Donald Trump speaks at Andrews Air Force Base (Photo: AP)

Existential Risks of Unhinged US Presidential Belligerence

US President Trump's posture toward North Korea rests on the false presumption that successful deterrence of Kim Jung-un requires ungraduated threats of "total destruction." Instead, he should focus purposefully on lawfully nuanced threats. Opinion

From the Or Hadagan drill on Israel's northern border (Photo: IDF)

Israel vs. Iran and Hezbollah: Towards a Military Clash?

Against the backdrop of the largest IDF exercise in the past two decades that was held during the past 10 days along Israel's northern border, Ehud Eilam considers the possibility of another confrontation between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah

Russian forces during military drills at the Black Sea coast, Crimea (Photo: AP)

East vs. West: Toward the Zapad 2017 Exercise

"Zapad 2017 is primarily a political and military anti-destabilization operation that could lead to the use of new techniques for destructuring and disrupting the Western covert networks in the East." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the multinational exercise scheduled to begin this week
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