Tag: USA

G-7 Looks at China Differently; from Competitor to Threat

Strategic Council online – Opinion: In its recent meeting in Germany, G-7 has introduced a new infra-structural plan which is considered, in a way, as a competitor to China’s One Belt – One Road initiative. The objective of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) is to allocate $ 600 billion for global infrastructural projects in countries with low and medium-income within the next five years.
Alireza Samoudi, Expert on European Affairs

Objectives of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership between Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) & the European Union

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that signing of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership is the reflection of European leaders’ concern about expansion of ties among countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council with China and particularly Russia at present junction, an expert of West Asia Affairs said:” Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership may prepare a more suitable ground for increased security presence of Europeans in the Persian Gulf region in future”.

Dissolution of Bennett’s Cabinet and Scenarios Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Middle East affairs, commenting on the reasons for the dissolution of Bennett’s cabinet in the Zionist regime said: The first reason is that Bennett’s government was formed in opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lebanese Parliamentary Election & Political Perspective Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Interview: The expert of West Asia affairs commented about the recent parliamentary election of Lebanon and its results:” the results obtained was in a way that no party managed to win the majority of the parliament. It means the lists of Resistance Coalition groups gained about 58 to 59 seats and the other party that is in line with the West – Arab axis gained nearly 41 to 45 seats. Amid this, independent groups and individuals also won 128 seats”.

The significance and objectives of the visit by President Assad to Tehran

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Bashar al-Assad traveled to Iran for the second time in ten years. Although it was not possible to travel at this level during the years of crisis in Syria for security reasons, it has never been able to overshadow the strategic relationship between the two countries or reduce it to lower levels.
Barsam Mohammadi-Expert of regional issues

Behind the Scene of Turkey’s Withdrawal from Khashoggi’s Murder File

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Director of Turkology Group of Contemporary Islam Encyclopedia, commented on the Ankara’s decision to withdraw Jamal Khashoggi’ file and said:” Turkey does not basically, engage itself in long term disputes and normally follows its opportunistic interests from short term disputes and drops the issue as well as tension.

China’s Goals behind Modernization of Naval Forces

Strategic Council Online – Guest opinion: The Chinese military plans to become the world’s first naval power by 2050. This is in line with the strategy announced in 2015 that China intends to become a modern socialist country by 2049.
Maryam Varij Kazemi – Researcher on geopolitical issues

Political Developments in Iraq, Prospects for Government Formation

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs, saying that the winning groups in the Iraqi elections do not have a stable theoretical and ideological basis and the only factor of consensus between them is common interests, noted: Analysts close to Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government have acknowledged that his government was in fact the government of the Sadr movement; therefore, the government that is to be formed in the future will be in line with the al-Kadhimi’s government.

Impact of French Alignment with European Commission on Advancement of Independent European Defense Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Europe affairs, believes that Emmanuel Macron has not had a successful economic record in the past five years, noting that if he can lead Europe to an independent defense-security arrangement, he will use it in the election campaign; but despite Europe’s numerous challenges, the EU does not seem to be able to easily achieve its security goals on the basis of an independent defense policy.

Bahrain’s Objectives behind Normalization of Relations with Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the targets of the recent measure of the King of Bahrain in appointing the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Syria after 10 years said that Manama pursues two main targets in such measure; first, the use of economic benefits in Syria, that is to say participation in the reconstruction of the country, and second, with regard to the profound transformation in the new regional equations, including the Tehran-Riyadh talks and the reduction of US presence in the region, Bahrain does not want to lag behind such equations. In addition, alleviating pressure on the public opinion, due to the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, can also be one of the objectives of the Zionist regime behind such action.

Realities of “Plan B” of the US, Zionist Regime against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Recently, Zionist regime’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in an interview with the German newspaper “Die Welt” stressed that the time is ripe for the implementation of “Plan B” against Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Consequences of Approval of a Bipartisan Bill Banning Iranian Drones in US

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs at the Center for Technological Studies of President’s Office said that Iran’s UAV industry cannot be stopped under external pressure. He added: The growing power of Iran’s defense industry, contrary to US claims, does not aim to destabilize the region but rather to maintain the stability and security of the country and the region.

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

Objectives & Motivations of Bin Salman Regional Tour

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Regional tour of Mohammad Bin Salman to five countries of Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar (Persian Gulf Cooperation Council members) is considered to be the most important political, economic and security momentum of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the last days of 2021. It is also interpreted as a remedial measure for fragile situation of Saudis at the regional and world levels. It should be noted that one of the objectives of Mohammad Bin Salman was to consult with the authorities of littoral Arab states of Persian Gulf and to make a consensus to confront some of the regional as well as the global issues such as Yemen, Iran, JCPOA revival, etc.
Hamid Khoshayand, Expert of Regional Issues

Cold War Style U.S. Rhetoric against China & Russia and Its Outcomes

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that at present circumstance we witness a cold war between China and the U.S. and to a lesser degree between Russia and the U.S., an analyst of international affairs said:” the competition that exists between the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other side, will form the aspects of the future order which the world and the country will face.

Prospects of Using National Currencies in Trade with Neighboring Countries

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Given the US unilateral sanctions, can trade with the neighboring countries on the basis of national currencies be considered as a solution to mitigate effects of the sanctions?
Reza Majidzadeh – Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank

Biden’s US Targets of New Intervention in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs, commenting on the US President Joe Biden’s recent claims that one of the reasons for the US military presence outside the borders, including deployment of US troops in the Persian Gulf region such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria, is Iran’s regional activities, said: Although there are talks over a change in Washington’s approach in the Middle East region in line with implementation of Biden’s stated policies in that region, in general, it seems that the main foundations of the US foreign policy in the region have not changed much, rather the process of implementation of its policies has been subject to changes.

Saudi Interventionist Policy in Lebanon, Its Consequences on Axis of Resistance

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, stressing that resignation of the Lebanese minister of information will not resolve the Riyadh-Beirut issues, said: Saudi aid is a function of Riyadh’s policies in Beirut, that is to say an attempt to isolate the Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance.