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Aftershocks of US Elections on Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Saudi affairs said that Saudi Arabia and the United States are currently evaluating each other, adding: If Bin Salman cooperates with the United States in resolving the Yemen crisis, as such that Biden represents himself as the “savior of several nations,” Biden will also reduce his pressure in the field of Saudi domestic issues.

Bankruptcy in Foreign Policy; Trump’s Legacy for America

Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.

New UAE Betrayal of Palestinian Cause under Cultural Disguise

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that a big part of the tourist travels of the Zionists to the United Arab Emirates, as well as holding Jewish festivities in Abu Dhabi, are a covering for espionage activities, adding: The Emiratis, by resorting to such measures, are trying to make the discussion over disclosure of their relations with the Zionist regime look normal at social levels.

Turkey’s Pendulum Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – The pendulum feature of Turkey’s foreign policy has a high risk and will impose heavy costs on the Turkish structure in the event of an impasse in the enforcement of policies.
Ali Saadat Azar – Expert on Turkey’s affairs

Consequences of Continued Protests for France and Europe

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments, referring to the continued protests of the French people against performance of the government of Emmanuel Macron and its effects on the decline of regional and international power in that country, said: Macron will continue to face other waves of dissatisfaction under different excuses and motives.

Pakistan and Gradual Cooling of Relations with Saudi, UAE

Strategic Council Online – Pakistan’s relations with Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, have entered a new phase since the inauguration of Imran Khan, the Chairman of the ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Prime Minister of the country, in 2018.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – Senior Expert on Asia

Probing Causes of Ineffectiveness of Inter-Afghan Talks in Doha

Strategic Council Online – Former Director of Foreign Ministry Department for Afghanistan Affairs said apparently the Doha talks are not entirely inter-Afghan, adding: All Afghan groups should be present in the inter-Afghan talks and be able to participate in determining the fate of their country.

US Troops Withdrawal from Germany and Escalation of EU Divergence

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments said that the withdrawal of US troops from Germany is a policy to intensify divergence in the European Union, adding that when part of the US military is to be concentrated in other European countries and long-term military ties and agreements are established with the US, political differences and divisions within the EU will increase.

Ways to Pursue US International Crime against Iranian Passenger Plane

Strategic Council Online – An international law professor stressed the need to prosecute the attack of US fighter jets on an Iranian passenger plane, saying: “This action is an international crime and is definitely condemned in international forums. Nations need to know how brutally Americans behave.

Need for “New Multilateralism” and “Global Democracy”

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council for Foreign Relations says the malfunctioning order of the present world demonstrates the necessity of formation of a “new multilateralism” and a kind of “new international solidarity” in which the voice of all nations, especially the south would be heard, and emergent players would have their share in the global governance, proportionate to their weight and calibre. “In other words, we need to form a global democracy,” he said.

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.

The Place of Gas in Global Energy Equations

Strategic Council Online: Norway’s ambassador to Iran said, unfortunately, unilateral US sanctions after the Iran Nuclear Agreement (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) made it difficult for Norway and Iran to cooperate in the field of energy.

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

Serious crises for Middle East to come

Strategic Council Online: “More serious crises are foreseen for the future in the Middle East which also neighbors Europe.” president of Strategic Council on Foreign Relations.