Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

Prof. Valori with Rabbi Arthur Schneier (Photo courtesy of the author)

Rabbi Arthur Schneier and Anti-Semitism

“As Rabbi Schneier maintains, periods of social, cultural and economic turbulence are always fatal for the Jews – as the whole Western history demonstrates. We should recall that anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are not the enemies of Jews alone, but of our civilization as a whole.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Photo: AP)

What’s behind Qatar’s Decision to Leave OPEC?

While the primary reason for Qatar’s choice to leave the cartel is its goal to become the world leader in the natural gas market, there is also a geopolitical reason underlying the Emirate’s decision. Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Migrants rescued near Libya, July 2018 (Photo: AP)

The Economic Crimes in Libya and the Relations with Malta

“The Libyan economy is a war economy, where the predatory and violent actions prevail over all the others. Nevertheless, it is above all the smuggling of migrants that is essential for Libya’s internal economy, regardless of the area considered.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Heads of delegations at the Palermo Conference on Libya (Photo: AP)

The Failure of the Palermo Conference on Libya

“The Palermo Conference was a good idea – in principle – but organized by a country that was previously a second-class power and, currently, not even that.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Libya's rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap, May 2018 (Photo: AP)

The Palermo Conference on Libya

Libya's key political players and global leaders will convene on Monday for a two-day conference aimed at jumpstarting the political process in the war-torn country. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the challenges and opportunities of the different parties

US-Russian talks in Moscow, October 2018 (Photo: AP)

The US-Russian Clash over Strategic Nuclear Weapons

“Considering the Russian technological evolution, the USA plans to resume the arms race not only to weaken the growing Russian economy, but also to combine China’s and Russia’s ICBM threat with the other asymmetric and unpredictable missile threats of Iran and North Korea.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Libya's national oil company HQ after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Sept. 10, 2018 (Photo: AP)

Restructuring Libya’s Finance and Economy

“The current Libyan financial tension lies in the link between banks and oil revenues – two highly problematic situations, both in al-Serraj’s and the Benghazi governments, as well as in Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s ranks.” Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori