Category: Economy

Future of OPEC and Iran’s Approach

Strategic Council Online: Most of the OPEC member states are Saudi allies who have taken anti-Iranian positions on various occasions, and more than OPEC they have sought to strengthen the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Political Economy of Development

Perspective of Iran- EAEU Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: If Iran under the sanctions and under circumstances that Europe too has failed to meet its commitments, could properly pursue its cooperation with Eurasia an opportunity for expanding regional trade and increasing Iran’s non-oil exports will be provided.
Afshar Soleimani – Former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Scope of New US-EU Trade War

Strategic Council Online: A strategic affairs expert says a new round of tariff war between Europe and the United States appears to have been shaped. He added that a series of issues has made trade disputes between the two sides more complex, especially if Trump puts into effect his threat to significantly raise car import and parts tariffs from Europe to the United States it would be like a bomb that would completely change the bilateral trade relations.

RCEP, ECO: Potentials to Develop Closer Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: The most important cooperation potentials of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are: RCEP’s significant contribution to the global economy, the common interests of certain member states of both organizations in trade and economic war with the United States, and RCEP’s open doors to admit other economic organizations.

America’s Forced Compromise with China on Trade War

Strategic Council Online: If China reduces its investments and deposits in the United States it will inflict great losses on Washington; therefore, before this happens, Trump will be forced to make a compromise with China.
Ismail Bashari – China Affairs Expert

USD’s Declining Supremacy over Global Economy

Strategic Council Online: As international economic observers and analysts expected, the joint meeting of world central bank governors held in New York was more newsworthy than the previous years.
Central Bank of England Governor’s remarks that the world should end its risky reliance on the dollar became the most controversial position taken by a senior economic official at the summit.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

US Budget Deficit: Trump’s Achilles Heel!

Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump’s general plan is aimed at restoring the US administration’s financial stability in a bid to balance the budget over a 10-year period, but it is unclear how he wants to stabilize the budget without an economic plan to raise taxes and launch fundamental reforms in social security and health care sectors in the long run.
Reza Majidzadeh – Economic Researcher

Negative Implications of the Caspian Gas Pipeline and Ways to Counter It!

Strategic Council Online: An expert on strategic issues says given that the Caspian Sea currently lacks a legal regime, the US decision to launch a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline with the aim of transferring gas to Europe is in clear contravention of the rights of coastal states and an open violation of the International maritime law.

De-Dollarization: China-Russia Strategy to Counter US Political Blackmail

Strategic Council Online: The trade war between China and the United States has been turned into a full-fledged dispute over the past several months; in recent weeks, the two sides have done everything in their power to push through the trenches to advance in this economic war.
Hamideh Safamanesh -International Relations Researcher

China’s “String of Pearls” strategy, fact or fiction?

The international system during the past few decades has witnessed the steady rise of China as a new great power and game-changer. For over a century the United States has possessed the world’s largest economy, but at present trajectories, China may replace it during the first half of the century and emerge as the leading economy of the world. China’s economic growth has also fueled a rapid modernization of its armed forces enabling Beijing to assert its presence more bluntly in areas of dispute especially in the Taiwan Strait and the south china sea. China’s territory size, population, Geography, vibrant economy, relative stability and growing military capabilities have all helped it to confidently elevate its international standing with improved geopolitical status enabling Beijing to establish itself as a decisive player in global affairs.
Hossein Ebrahim Khani – Former ambassador, and research fellow at the IPIS, Tehran

Economic Recession Shadow over US!

Strategic Council Online: Commenting on the US economy, a top expert on strategic issues, citing Washington’s 27 per cent budget deficit, said: “There is a significant risk to the US economy, and the important thing is that an outlook for a recession in the US economy has been created. And this has caused whispers of a recession not only in America but also in some European countries.”

Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit

Strategic Council Online: When Britons voted to leave the EU despite their leaders’ warnings, the dream of a “united Europe” collapsed for many politicians and intellectuals around the world, and today that London is preparing to depart the EU without an agreement, the basics of this political thought are losing color more than ever before.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Causes of Chinese Abstention in US Trade War

Strategic Council Online: A university professor said that the rivalry between China and the United States on becoming the dominant power is intensifying day by day, noting that the problem is that China’s power is increasing day by day, and it makes life difficult for the US accordingly.

China-US Trade War Spectrum

Strategic Council Online: China-US trade war has become one of the most important issues in international relations over the past two years and has experienced numerous ups and downs including imposing mutual tariffs on imported goods and the on and off-trade negotiations between the two countries.
Assadollah Kaveh – China Affairs Expert

US Retreats against China

Strategic Council Online: Washington’s trade war with certain countries, particularly with China was the most important issue that cast a shadow on the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.
Tahmores Gholami – American Affairs Expert

Prospects of US Trade War with China, India

Strategic Council Online: Although Donald Trump should focus on the 2020 presidential election campaign, however his appraisal and that of his team on the probability of a win will make it possible to expand the scope of US trade war to other countries with a potential to generate challenges for foreign trade, technology and markets under the control of American companies.
Reza Majidzadeh – Expert on Political Economy of Development

Trump’s Approach in Containing China

Strategic Council Online: The general American policy for the twenty-first century is to contain China economically, politically or militarily.
Ismail Bashari – China Affairs Expert

New Delhi-Tehran Ties: An Opportunity for Expanding Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: The relationship between New Delhi and Tehran has grown manifold. This relationship is not restricted to the economic sphere and ties in other areas, especially people to people links are accelerated.
Tridivesh Singh Maini – Political analyst in New Delhi

Feasibility of Launching the ‘Sanctioned Club’ against Trump

Strategic Council Online: If a coalition of countries under US sanctions and in trade war is forged with the primary aim of maintaining free and fair trade; then the coalition can be formed with the help of countries involved in a trade war who are eager to maintain bargaining power against the United States and even extend its scope to more countries.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Political Economy of Development

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