Opinions

Giancarlo Elia Valori

A member of the Taliban (C) stands outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 16. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

The jihad after Afghanistan

Commentary: Jihadism has the potential to become a global player of world geopolitics and, above all, of world geo-economics

The Afghan landscape as seen from the back of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter flying over Nangarhar Province. Photo: U.S. Department of Defense

US military-industrial failures and calculations in Afghanistan

Commentary: A foreign model cannot be rigidly imposed on a country with a completely different history, culture and national conditions. If the U.S. does not learn from Afghanistan, it will experience more failures in the future

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Cyberspace and world politics

Commentary: The cyberspace issue is particularly captivating as it has quickly become part of the international political agenda, with information security receiving worldwide attention

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The concept of soft power and the nuclear issue

Commentary: In the 21st century, information technology is becoming the most important source of power. Whoever can lead the information revolution and possess its advantages will be able to overcome the others and occupy a dominant position in the future world structure

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The problems of climate change - Part two

Commentary: Climate change, whose impact on human health and socio-economic development cannot be underestimated, is a global challenge that defies national borders and urgently requires close cooperation among all countries

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The problems of climate change - Part 1

Commentary: Global warming will affect the lives of everyone on the planet. Climate change is closely related to human society as the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, hurricanes and heat waves increase