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

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (Photo: AP)

The French-Chinese Battle over Africa

A geo-economic and strategic clash between China and France is currently emerging across Africa, with both countries working to increase their influence in the continent. Analysis by Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori

Israeli forces in Lebanon, 2006 (Photo: AP)

What Will the Next Israel-Hezbollah War Look Like?

The next round between Israel and Hezbollah might be much more destructive than the 2006 war, as the IDF would face a stronger, bigger adversary than it was twelve years ago. Analysis by Dr. Ehud Eilam

Trump and Netanyahu (Photo: AP)

Donald Trump, National Security and Nuclear War

More than anything else, the current American president’s capacity to handle nuclear crises (both expected and unexpected) will impact US national security. Derivatively, this capacity could also affect the security of certain major American allies, including Israel. Opinion

Palestinian prisoners released from Ofer prison (Archive photo: Moshe Milner / GPO)

From the Prison Cell to the Terror Cell: Breaking the Cycle

“The percentage of convicted terrorists returning to the cycle of terrorism is high. This fact, in and by itself, should motivate a different way of thinking regarding the method in general.” A special column by Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel reviews the Israeli security incarceration effort

A Hamas militant in Gaza City (Photo: AP)

Terrorism and Psychopathology: Understanding the Vital Differences

The line of demarcation between authentic terrorism and mental illness is irremediably unclear. Nonetheless, going forward, decision-makers in both Jerusalem and Washington will need to more diligently correlate principal counterterrorist policies with pertinent causal factors. Opinion
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