Category: Economy

Outcome of Excluding Ukraine from Russian Gas Pipeline Project to Europe

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of Allameh Tabatabaei University, stating that the nature of Russia’s executive plans to transfer energy to Europe is in the direction of eliminating Ukraine, said: Elimination of Ukraine, in addition to undermining the integrity of Europe’s position vis-a-vis Moscow, is a major blow to its transit position and reduces its bargaining power before Europe and Russia.

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

Factors Affective in Strengthening EU-India Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the European Union and India have stepped up their efforts to strengthen trade cooperation in recent months, prospects for economic cooperation between Brussels and Delhi remain unclear.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on Europe affairs

Consequences of the US & China Struggles at the IMF

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become the latest struggle between the U.S. and China, this can be considered in line with the competitions of the two countries at global level; the struggle that shows global competition between the U.S. and China has extended to international organizations too. The attitude of the World Health Organization on Corona pandemic and its positions towards China’s responsibility are also indications that support the competition. Now, the more important question is; what will be the future of the IMF and which direction will it go along with other international bodies? How the financial and monetary markets will be affected?
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Director, Simorgh Development Group, Millennium Plan Think-tank

China’s Successful Strategy in Foreign Investment Field

Strategic Council Online– Opinion: One of the important issues in the international economy is the issue of foreign investment. Foreign investment has advantages such as the transfer and use of technology and the resulting benefits, export development, increase foreign exchange reserves, improve the balance of payments, new business opportunities, increase government tax revenues, etc., which ultimately increase economic growth for the host country.

Russia, China Taking Big Step for Phasing Out Dollar

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: China and Russia also want to create a financial system outside the US supervision that will have sufficient authority and power in the world.
Ali Khansari – International affairs analyst

Prospects of economic relations between Iran and Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online-Interview: Former director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says given the recent political developments in Afghanistan, even though we may see ups and downs in economic ties, Afghanistan cannot ignore its dealings with Iran even under the worst circumstances.

Reasons for Chinese Foreign Trade Growth under Corona & Global Recession Conditions

Strategic Council Online- Note: Chinese export volume during the first 7 months of 2021 showed 24.5% growth and the import of the country 24.4% growth respectively. This is the case while the trade volume of foreign companies stationed in China had as much as 16.7% growth. There is a question that despite the pessimism of a large number of economists on leaving behind Corona economic crisis, how could such growth rate be attained?
Reza Majid-Zade, Researcher, Development Political Economics

Mutual Sanction of the US & China; Conceivable Scenarios

Strategic Council Online: China has recently boycotted as many as 70 organs and citizens of the United States, among them Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of Donald Trump administration is seen. This is a reaction to the similar measure taken by the US to boycott seven Chinese authorities. The action-reaction measure is considered as the continuation of the trade war launched during the Trump administration. Now, the question is: What are the leverages and capabilities of the two countries? How this confrontation will proceed?
Reza Majidzade, Researcher, development political economics

Future Cooperation of Iraq & Russia on Energy Sector

Having enjoyed the extensive reserves of gas and oil, Iraq has always been an interesting country for foreign investors and well-known and major companies in the energy field. But political-security incidents and unrests of the country within the past few decades have made it hard and even sometimes impossible for activities in the energy field. Unlike other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, not enough investment was made in Iraq especially in the energy sector.

Goals and consequences of China’s new demographic policy

Strategic Council Online: Opinion—China has recently decided to support couples who are willing in having three children. What are the goals and consequences of this policy?
Reza Majidzadeh—Researcher of the political economy of development

Russia and SWIFT

Strategic Council Online – A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry recently announced that Russia is preparing to be removed from SWIFT. His remarks came in response to a European Parliament resolution calling for Russia to cut ties with SWIFT if it continues to invade Ukraine. The question now is how feasible is this Russian move? What are its implications for SWIFT and international trade? What are the roots of this decision and how far can the countries involved in SWIFT go with the option of sanctioning and leaving SWIFT?
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of development political economy

Brazil and China; from trader partnership to strategic alliance

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Given that the strategic cooperation agreement signed between Iran and China has been top on the headlines of many Iranian and international media outlets, the comparative study of such cooperation can illuminate the public opinion and raise awareness on the nature of such agreements.
Amir Mohammad Reisian—Researcher, Latin America Desk, Economic Diplomacy Studies Office, Imam Sadeq University

Pros and cons of Nord Stream2 pipeline project: reasons and prospects

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project which lies undersea from Russia through the Black Sea to Germany has caused something like a “geopolitical earthquake” and concerns in the United States and some European countries. There are discussions Nord Stream 2 can provide Kremlin with a new leverage against Germany and other NATO members. The construction of this pipeline which stopped in 2019 has resumed in December 2020 in the midst of discussions as to whether the new US sanctions could once again disrupt the completion of the pipeline.
Alireza Samoodi—Expert of European issues

Opportunity for Technological Development in Iran-China Strategic Cooperation

Strategic Council Online – Note: Today, no one can deny that the world has entered into the digital age and that global production and marketing have entered into new conditions and waves. In the field of commodity production, experts talk about the fourth wave of the industrial revolution. Robotics of machinery and widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain will greatly reduce costs and increase the speed of production, distribution, and supply of goods in an incredible way. These events quickly derail third-wave factories which, even assuming the use of the best and most up-to-date production methods, will still have low productivity.
Iman Samadinia – economic diplomacy researcher

Elimination of Chinaphobia; necessary to Develop Cooperation with China

Strategic Council Online – Publication of a draft of the 25-year Iran-China agreement was one of the most important issues last year, which attracted great attention both in domestic and foreign circles. The realization of what is stated in the draft of this agreement can have very positive consequences, at least in the field of economy, not only for Iran but also for China.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – expert on international relations

Implications of Removing USD from China Stock Exchange Transactions

Strategic Council Online – China and the United States, which have expanded the scale of their trade war over the past four years, have entered into an apparent currency war so that China also removed the dollar from its exchange transactions. Thus, the yuan replaced the US dollar in stock trading, and now the question arises, what are the consequences of this move of China’s?
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Political Economy of Development