Category: Strategic Analysis

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

Early Failure of ‘Deal of Century’

Strategic Council Online: President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, has acknowledged that the economic part of the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ has faced defeat due to the coordinated opposition of the Palestinian groups. Zahra Rezaei – International relations researcher

New White House Scenario in Latin America

Strategic Council Online: As Venezuela’s political future is in a state of uncertainty these days, Caracas is engaged in the execution of Washington’s new scenario in Latin America.

Prospects of Launching a European Army

Strategic Council Online: The leaders of France and Germany on January 22 signed a pact renewing their countries’ friendship after 56 year. Thus, the two leaders announced their resolve to play a new role in the Green Continent.

Another Victory for the People of Yemen

Strategic Council Online: Despite a ceasefire agreement the Coalition of aggressors against Yemen continues its obstructions and attacks on civilian areas. Also, the Stockholm conference has not achieved tangible results to end the five-year crisis in Yemen.

Brexit: An Island Caught by Ebb & Flow!

Strategic Council Online: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

US Troop Pullout from Syria: Regional Implications

Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has sparked a lot of debates. Many experts maintain that US troop pullout from Syria has caused growing concern in the Zionist regime. They argue that US withdrawal from Syria will pave the way for Iran to launch a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut.

Behind the Presence of American Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: An expert on international affairs says: “As the Americans talk about withdrawing from Syria and reducing the number of their military forces in Afghanistan, there is a great deal of ambiguity about the future of the US allies, or in other words, the US affiliates in the region. Therefore, the presence of American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf could suggest that US military withdrawal from Syria does not mean a decline in Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia or the Zionist regime in the region.

Europe Concerned about US Unilateralism

Strategic Council Online: In less than two years into the presidency of Donald Trump, evidence suggests that the United States and Europe are going their own ways. The divide between the former allies seems to get as deep as the Atlantic Ocean.

JCPOA and geopolitics of energy

Strategic Council Online – Roundtable: Norway’s ambassador to Iran emphasizes that his country, in the same way as the European Union, will implement its commitments to Iran in accordance with JCPOA, and hopes that small Norwegian companies continue to work here, though a number of major Norwegian corporations have stopped their activities.

Iran-EU Current Situation

Strategic Council Online: A consolidated European Union can provide opportunities for Iran in an era of confrontation with US President Donald Trump, though EU’s coherence and convergence are vulnerable with the increasing power of the extreme right in some EU member states.

Final Solution for Palestine Crisis

Strategic Council Online: The two-state solution in occupied territories was the shared idea among western states and Obama’s Administration for proceeding peace process between the Arabs and Israel.