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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

Israel's PM and DM Benjamin Netanyahu with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot (Photo: AP)

Between the General and the Statesman

According to every current forecast, the Middle East will remain unstable in the coming years. Consequently, the political echelon and the national security echelon must cooperate subject to the understanding that strategy is the wartime implementation of policy. Opinion

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

Pro-ISIS demonstrators in Mosul (Archive photo: AP)

The US "Defeat" of ISIS: An Improbable Victory

President Donald Trump's announced "defeat" of ISIS was premature. Even more worrisome, it ignored that the key threat to America and its key allies (especially Israel) is not this particular terrorist group, but rather a still expanding and always underlying jihadist ideology. Opinion

US President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House, March 2018 (Photo: AP)

Justifying Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi Murder: An Egregious Violation of International Law

Whatever happens with US foreign policy toward Saudi Arabia will likely have security reverberations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Accordingly, Israeli planners will need to assess the probable impact of President Trump’s recent apologies for Riyadh's behavior regarding the Khashoggi murder in Istanbul. Opinion

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
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