Category: Economy

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

INSTEX: Manifestation of Europe’s Attitude toward Iran

Strategic Council Online: A review of what Europe has done to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA), with INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges) being the latest example, shows that Europe wants to, but cannot afford or is not ready to pay the relevant costs.
Dr Behzad Ahmadi Laforki – Expert on European Affairs

INSTEX and Its Effectiveness!

Strategic Council Online: INSTEX is a kind of cooperation between Iran and Europe in the face of US unilateral approach in the case of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Its important impacts go back to the sustainability of cooperation too.
Reza Majidzadeh – International Affairs expert

Future of Washington-Pyongyang Relations?

Strategic Council Online: US-North Korea relations are currently stalled, that is neither a specific movement is being taken on the part of Washington, nor does Pyongyang want to meet the demands of the other side the way they wish.
Ismail Bashari – Expert on Korean Peninsula affairs

The Club of the Sanctioned

Strategic Council Online: The list of countries subjected to the US sanctions is getting longer and to the same extent Donald Trump’s trade war with economic powers is escalating further. The latest example in the list is the arrest of the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei for allegedly breaking the US sanctions against Iran.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of Political Economy of Development

Prospect of Europe’s SPV

Strategic Council Online: Despite the passage of six months since Europe announced it was working on a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to create a direct trading line for Iran not based on financial transactions with Iran, neither Switzerland nor Austria nor Belgium nor even Luxembourg has yet accepted to host this financial institution. Recently, the IRI Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs stated that Europe is unable to register the SPV.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of Political Economy of Development

Sanctions Containment, Iranian Style

Strategic Council Online: Six months ago there was a lot of commotion in the psychological atmosphere of the society, and the prospects of Iran’s economy were very vague; of course it was not only Iranians who were waiting for the US President Donald Trump to announce his decision about the Iran Nuclear Deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher, political economy of development

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