Category: Strategic Perspective

Reactions of Muslim Nations Prevent Establishment of Saudi-Israeli Ties

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on the Middle East affairs believes that given the intensification of Saudi efforts to normalize relations with the Zionist regime and even the preparation of cultural contexts for this action, the Islamic world should prevent the execution of such a plan that betrays the Palestinian people.

Reasons & Objectives behind Resumption of Lebanon Protests

Strategic Council Online: Foreign actors are taking advantage of the existing political currents in Lebanon to spark off internal riots with the aim of overthrowing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and paving the way for Saad Hariri’s return to power. As a result, riots may spread in the future, and if this happens, the Diab administration will have to resign to avoid bloodshed.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Corona and Intensification of Global Divergence

Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the United States is still embroiled in divergence after the outbreak of the corona crisis, adding that today every country is concerned with its own problems, and unfortunately, the world is moving towards non-convergence and escalation of divergent policies.

New US-Saudi Approach for Partition of Yemen

Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs expert said the declaration of autonomy in southern Yemen marked the height of the conflict between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and said: “Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Nations have come to the conclusion that since they cannot exercise their authority and hegemony over the whole of Yemen they dominate southern Yemen by implementing the partition scheme.”

US Obstructions and Tarnishing IMF’s Reputation

Strategic Council Online: An expert on American affairs says Iran should be given priority in receiving a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to the sanctions, lack of access to its financial resources and in the face of the coronavirus crisis. He says except for the US sabotaging, the IMF has no technical pretext for not lending to Iran and this should be protested to by the international community.

Oil Price Outlook

Strategic Council Online: Given the agreement reached to reduce oil supply by the OPEC Plus States and the possibility of reducing the impact of the corona crisis on demand, oil prices are expected to rise in the next two to three months.
Mohammad Sadegh Jokar – Energy Expert

Reasons for Rise in World Military Expenditures and Future Prospects

Strategic Council Online: It seems that India and China will continue arms purchases in the coming years, but countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia or some European states whose economies have been hurt by the corona outbreak are forced to adapt to the new conditions and turn a blind eye to the US pressures to buy weapons in the last few months to the US presidential election.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Geopolitical Affairs Expert

Prospects of UK-EU Trade Agreement

Strategic Council Online: Concerns about another shock to the UK economy after Brexit are likely to force Bors Johnson to extend negotiations with the EU in the 90th minute so that by reaching a comprehensive agreement between Britain and the EU the soft exit of UK from the European Union will be realized.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs

Strategy of Creating Post-Corona Club of Sanctioned

Strategic Council Online: A strategic affairs expert believes the corona crisis is a positive factor for launching a club of sanctioned. “The corona crisis is pushing the world economy towards the endogeneity of countries and a nationalist approach that can serve as a positive factor for creating such a club.

Implications of Corona Escalation for United States

Strategic Council Online: An Iranian diplomat says the impact and implications of the coronavirus can be very broad and unimaginable in the world and in the United States. He said the repercussions of the corona crisis were visible in both global systems, the democratic system and authoritarian systems in the United States, and the US President, in reality, exposed the weaknesses of both systems in handling the coronavirus crisis.

Corona and France’s support for increasing pressure on China

Strategic Council Online: As Trump’s maximum pressure to attract US public opinion, and change the course of international development of corona pandemic towards China, by introducing this country as the origin of the virus, and make Beijing responsible for this pandemic by any means, French diplomacy is on a mission to continue this trend and to increase a controlled pressure on Paris-Beijing relations.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former IRI Ambassador to France

Trump’s Disregard for Int’l Efforts to Lift Iran Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.

Impact of November Election on US-Iranian Relations

Strategic Council Online: Given the economic and social implications of the coronavirus in the United States, maybe it would be more attractive if Trump was defeated by his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. However, even if this would be the case given the US governing structure in practice, it is unlikely for Biden to be able to make effective changes in the US strategy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Saeed Shokouhi – Faculty Member of Allameh Tabatabai University

US Aim of Drawing China into Arms Talks

Strategic Council Online: Unlike Russia that is interested in arms negotiations with the Americans, the Chinese are not eager to enter into such a process in the current situation and accept restrictions against their missile programs.
Shoaib Bahman – Russian Affairs Expert

US Efforts to Keep Iraq Away from Iran

Strategic Council Online: US officials have witnessed a series of open and clandestine steps to launch anti-Iranian movements in Iraq that have not only led to serious setbacks but have also resulted in the expulsion of US troops from Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Unilateral US Sanctions serving Coronavirus

Strategic Council Online: The latest example of the international community’s opposition to US unilateral sanctions can be seen in the unanimous view of BRICS foreign ministers who have called for the lifting of such sanctions.
Dr. Ali Karbalai Hosseini – International Law Researcher

EU Performance on Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: European convergence has declined in recent years due to the Brexit or coming to power of right-wing parties, and today the outbreak of corona and its economic implications could deepen these crises and differences.
Alireza Thamoudi – European Affairs Expert

Canada Ignores Human Rights Issue in Mutual Ties with Riyadh

Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs analyst said that Canada’s decision to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia in open violation of human rights laws in the country, originates from the severe economic recession faced by the Ottawa government. “Human rights claims by Western democracies are used as showoff tools to influence the behaviour of certain statesmen,” he said.

Trump’s Blame Game to Cover up incompetency in Dealing with Corona

Strategic Council Online: A university professor said Trump due to the upcoming elections in the US had shown procrastination and delayed decisions in managing the corona crisis. Trump failed to do much of what he should have done sooner regarding the coronavirus, he said, adding now that the US has received an economic blow and Trump’s performance has been questioned, he is trying to put the blame on others.