Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archive photo: AP

Turkey’s New Mediterranean and Maghreb Policy \ Analysis

From now on, only Russia and Turkey will have real influence in the Libyan area between Tripoli and Benghazi and in the strategic neighboring countries. Turkish President Erdogan is currently the real hegemonic leader in the Tripoli system. The Turkish goal is, first of all, to preserve the key role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tripoli, but it is obviously a project that mainly concerns the Turkish national hegemony  

Chinese Uyghur Muslims. Archive photo: AP

The Uyghur Issue in Early 2020 / Analysis

We need to carefully consider the cultural, symbolic and historical problems emerging in China with regard to the Uyghur issue. The new phase of Uyghur jihadism will affect the whole Middle East and the Maghreb region, in addition to an increasing share of jihadists of Turkish origin who will be operating in South-East Asia

Libya's rival leaders at an International Conference on Libya in Paris, May 2018 (Photo: AP)

Analysis: The Outcome of the Berlin Conference

The Berlin Conference was aimed at mustering international support for a political solution in Libya. Will it ultimately be nothing more than another conference that failed to end the conflict? Or did it lay the groundwork for an eventual peaceful resolution?

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani. Photo: AP

The Clash Between The US and Iran Goes Beyond Guns and Bombs

All-out warfare would likely be deeply painful for both sides. Therefore, the two will likely choose to largely avoid large-scale military conflicts. Instead, they will to attack each other through cyber warfare, as well as diplomatic and economic means. Analysis