Giancarlo Elia Valori

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

Taliban fighter, Kabul, archive. Photo: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

The case of the Taliban victory

Commentary: Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the international disorder and unrest following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the war-torn countries prospects to achieve peace and stability

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The so-called privacy on the Internet

Commentary: on the interrelations between the generic “we care about your privacy” phrase most online companies use these days, the ease of monitoring daily activities, and the reappraisal of old-school communication

A supervisor displays crushed ore at a rare earth mine in California in January 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

Rare-earth elements between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China

Commentary: Over-politicizing the issue of rare-earth products and even linking it to national security will do more harm than good to both countries. The vast majority of such products are manufactured in China, and the U.S. administration's attention to rare-earth issues has increased 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with UAE National Security Advisor Tahnun bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Ankara on August 18. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The intelligence services organize and investigate

Commentary: The Kremlin is taking steps to strengthen the Russian secret services vis-a-vis Turkey, and is watching closely as Ankara and Abu Dhabi try to turn a new page after eight years of icy relations

Russian servicemen are seen on August 10 during a joint exercise with Tajik and Uzbek troops at a training ground in Tajikistan near the Afghan border. Photo: Nozim Kalandarov/TASS via Reuters

Russia and Central Asian countries in the aftermath of the Taliban victory

Commentary: The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan offers Russia opportunities to deepen its regional influence, with the Central Asian countries gradually expanding their dependence on Russia for security reasons. Meanwhile, India, Pakistan and Turkey are among those monitoring developments in Afghanistan