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Luigi Pellè

Russia, Turkey and UAE: The intelligence services organize and investigate

The FSB (Federal’naja Služba Bezopasnosti Rossijskoj Federácii, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) – created in 1995 from the ashes of the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (KGB), the State Security Committee – is ready for additional responsibilities under the new national security strategy. President Putin’s recent redefinition of the FSB’s role provides some indications on the...

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

While the States concerned are paying attention to the situation in Afghanistan, they are also constantly adjusting their policies towards this country. A new round of “games” on the Afghan issue has just begun. The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 was not only a turning point in Afghan and Soviet-Russian history, but...

Post-Afghanistan intelligence and geopolitics

The troop withdrawal has left Afghanistan in chaos, and the various intelligence agencies (including the Israeli and British ones) assess that geopolitical games are being played. The United States and Europe are worried that the People’s Republic of China and Russia will “control” Afghanistan. Since the Taliban took over Kabul, the Western public has begun...

The jihad after Afghanistan

How will the jihadists’ global threat evolve after Afghanistan is back under Taliban rule? It should not be forgotten that the Taliban are the victorious expression of a people of over thirty million inhabitants. A people that is in no way represented by those few who are trying to flee the country and are crowding...

The sunset of the West and Islam: From US bombs to the return of the Taliban

With regard to the issue of Islamic proselytism in Europe, where some countries (Belgium, Great Britain, France, etc.) have large minorities of Muslim believers – who, according to many, should be Americanized with sheriff’s hats, miniskirts and reducing the faith to smartphone apps – some clarifications must be made regarding the ignorance that leads newspapers,...

U.S. military-industrial failures and calculations in Afghanistan

Analysts have pointed out that the 20-year war in Afghanistan has shown that the United States has failed to use force to solve the problem. They remind me of an Italian politician who, once the US invasion of Afghanistan began in 2001, said on TV that the White House was right to bomb that country...

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 Politics in the world now refers to merely technical rather than purely political issues. In recent years, cyberspace issues, including cybersecurity, Internet freedom and governance, have quickly become ‘politicized’ and a natural...

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 New world order means promoting Western – or rather US – values and...

After decades of war, will China give Afghanistan a chance of stability?

Commentary: With the “retreat” on the night of July 1, the war in Afghanistan ended earlier than expected, and the simultaneous withdrawal of foreign armies definitively left the field open to the Taliban. China may be preparing to play a fundamental role in a region that has been a source of instability and conflict for...

The hegemony of knowledge and the new world order: U.S. and the rest of the world

In today’s world, knowledge and technological advantages determine – to a large extent – differences in the management of international policy. The increase in a country’s intellectual power directly defines an increase in its economic power, thus changing its position in the international competition for dominance. The power policy, first in the agricultural age and...
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