Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

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War Economics

The offensive weapons of war economics are still traditionally the same: limiting the financial flows in the enemy country; the embargo; the manoeuvres on the public debt (to cause the fiscal crisis of the State or its insolvency). Today it is a matter of overturning these rules, so as to identify those that capitalize on the Covid-19 epidemics and stop their adverse actions.

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The Covid-19 Epidemics and the Issue of Italy’s Public Debt

We are back again to the usual routine of a too little too late approach in the EU, both for the Italian health spending and for the equally high one of the other countries affected by the epidemic. Creating debt to set the economy into motion again is of no use in the long run - if not as a stopgap measure. Direct interest-free financing from both the Bank of Italy and the ECB is needed

President of Turkey Racep Taip Erdogan. Archive photo: AP

The Turkish Intelligence

One of the primary goals of the Turkish Secret Service, the MIT, is penetration/control of the Kurdish PKK. Another target is Fethullah Gûlen’s organization, namely Hizmet. The MIT has had very sound relations with the CIA since the 1950s and has always had good relations with the intelligence agencies of Russia and Middle Eastern countries but has never had an effective and stable network of agents and collaborations with European intelligence services

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Banks and Artificial Intelligence

AI operates above all in the trading of securities and currencies in various fields: algorithmic trading; the composition and optimization of portfolios; validation of investment models; verification of key operations; robo-advising, namely robotic consultancy; the analysis of impact on the markets; the effectiveness of regulations; and finally, the standard banking evaluations and the analysis of competitors’ trading

US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Archive photo: AP

The current relations between the US and the DPRK

In short, North Korea does not want to fall by the wayside and wants, above all, to resume negotiations with the United States both on nuclear issues and on economic sanctions. Inevitably North Korea must be reassured of its permanence as a state, as well as of its controlled and, probably, partial denuclearisation, and of a complete and rapid integration into the world market

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?