Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

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The means to manage cyberspace and the duty of security

Governments must play a key role in developing and leading the local ecosystems, but this national effort must involve many other stakeholders. Furthermore, cybersecurity is a national opportunity for developing the local economy and for positioning any country in the international arena. Commentary

Members of Taliban sit on a military vehicle during Taliban military parade in Kabul, Afghanistan. November 14, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Khara

 

India’s and Pakistan’s attitude towards Afghanistan

India is emerging as a global hub for the development of intelligence operations on Afghan soil, while also becoming the vital sponsor of the military opposition to the Taliban. And as a side effect of the Taliban's seizure of power, the Pakistani counterpart of the TTP movement is also strengthening. Commentary

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviews an honour guard together with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic as she arrives in Belgrade, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Zorana Jevtic

Reflections on Russia and the Slavic Balkans

Several factors can explain the EU's desire to quickly bring the Balkan countries into its ranks, from an attempt to withhold additional Russian power in the area, to NATO-EU integration and the need to maintain regional stability in a very strategic part of the world. Commentary

Chinese and Syrian businessmen shake hands behind their national flags during a meeting to discuss reconstruction projects in Syria. Beijing, China, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Ten years of war in Syria and the current situation: Russia and China

Commentary: Syrian reliance on Iranian loans and oil, and how it all connects to China’s Silk Road aspirations of reconstructing the devastated nation. Part II of Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori’s special review

Bader, 21, a Taliban fighter, and his comrade pose for a photograph at the market in Kabul, Afghanistan October 24, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Sino-Russian regional activities after Afghanistan

Commentary: China and Russia have no choice but to face an Afghanistan whose political future is doubtful. However, the two superpowers have completely different attitudes towards this issue

World Artificial Intelligence Conference, in Shanghai, China, September 2018. Photo: Oriental Image via Reuters Connect

China beats the USA in artificial intelligence and international awards

Commentary: US defense officials are worried that China is winning the IA and tech battle over America. But in view of making its economy grow effectively, China has been able to maintain consistency and adapt to change – and the world is starting to see this as something positive rather than a threat