Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

The Abraham Accord signing ceremony at the White House on September 15. Photo: US State Department

The new relationship between Israel and Bahrain

Commentary: The Sunni world knows it can never do without the West to seriously oppose Iran and its proxies. It also needs the U.S. and the EU technologies to make the "energy transition" from oil and gas to renewables. Finally, it needs weapons and technologies, but probably also direct military aid from the United States and NATO - and, in the future, also from the Jewish State.

The Libyan 50 dinar banknote. Photo: Bigstock

Economy in Libya

Commentary: All the military groups operating in Libya, in the East and in the West, are linked to the war economy and inextricably tied to the parallel para- or totally illegal economy. The economic crisis, connected with the non-existence of a strong and credible central state, perpetuates the positive incentives for all those who take advantage of the state dysfunctions

An Afghan policeman stands guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

The Afghan intelligence services

Commentary: The Afghan Intelligence Services collect information mainly in major cities and in the areas most controlled by the government, and this often leads the decision-makers who use this intelligence to make severe evaluation errors. Currently as in the past, the real problem for Afghanistan is Pakistan, which keeps on supporting terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and in other parts of the world.

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The Turkey-Cyprus-Israel area and Greece

Commentary:  On the geopolitical level, Turkish President Erdogan reaffirms the pieces of the traditional Turkish global strategy: firstly, careful control of Mediterranean ports to avoid the sensitive areas of Ankara's territory being the target of easy enemy operations; secondly - and this is the core of the issue - Cyprus.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (C) meets with the defence ministers of Turkey (R) and Qatar in Tripoli. Photo: The Media Office of the Prime Minister/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey in Tripolitania

Commentary: Tripoline Libya has gone back to being a wilayet, a peripheral part of the Ottoman Empire, but this time under the orders of Turkey alone.

Demonstrators in Minsk, capital of Belrus, holding a banner that reads: "Fair elections. Tribunal. Freedom for political prisoners". REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Street clashes in Belarus

Commentary:  The rebellion against the Belarusian regime is a mix of demonstrations against Lukashenko's mild response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the people's response against his repression of the anti-regime candidates