Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.
Strategic Council Online – A meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the anti-ISIS coalition was held in Rome under the joint chairmanship of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and his American counterpart Antony Blinken.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – The 2022 military budget plan recently submitted to Congress by US President Joe Biden continues to face reactions both at home and abroad.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online- Limited manufacturing, high demand, and unfair distribution of Corona vaccination have caused intensification of global competition for Corona vaccine.
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Researcher, Development political economics
Strategic Council Online – Expansion and deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations in all dimensions with neighboring countries, in addition to India and China, is one of the important “dos” that will be given more serious attention in the new government.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that under the current situation, no NATO member state, such as Turkey, has a fundamental challenge with the United States as the most important member of the organization. In Brussels, Biden called the defense of Europe, Canada and Turkey a “sacred duty” of the United States under Article 5 of the NATO Charter. Despite all the differences, it seems that Washington, as a NATO member, does not want to lose Ankara under any circumstances.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – The nature of tensions, the persistence and lack of a clear vision for resolving them, have complicated Russian-European relations.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – PhD in international relations, University of Tehran
Strategic Council Online – US President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip exceeded expectations of “competing with China”. A trip to Europe and a summit of the Group of Seven and NATO, as well as a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, were the three agendas of the President of the United States, within the text and margins of which, strategic competition with China has been raised.
Assadollah Kaveh – Analyst of China affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs referred to the 12-day war of the Zionist army against the people of Gaza and said even though the war on Gaza finished with the victory of the Palestinian resistance, many financial damages were inflicted on the infrastructure of this region.
Strategic Council Online- Relations between Brussels and Minsk has entered into a new challenge within the past few days. Belarussian government made the Ryan Air flight, flying from Greece to Lithuania carrying Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist of Belarus government, to land at Minsk International Airport escorted by a fighter jet. European leaders have called the measure of Lukashenko as hijacking. On the other side, Lukashenko considers the imposition of sanctions by the EU as an effort to instigate his domestic opponents and to destabilize Belarus.
Alireza Samoodi, European Analyst
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies, stating that this political-security view of Iran’s nuclear activities and program has always been destructive and has hindered resolution of the problem, said: The recent issues raised by the IAEA are not new and in the past, when the parties have willed, they have managed and resolved the issues.
Strategic Council Online – Eight years after the controversial remarks of Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor, a new page has been opened in the case of European allies. Snowden’s revelations in 2012 unveiled a wide range of the country’s extensive cyber surveillance program. Washington’s recent spying on its top European allies has been known since Snowden’s revelation.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online-An expert of West Asia said:” When the front page of New York Times is covered with the infant martyrs of Palestine, it shows that a new approach is being formed in the world public opinion”. He said:” The formation of a new common global paradigm against the invasion and unprecedented violence committed by the fake Zionist regime towards the oppressed and defenseless nation of Palestine, is one the achievements of the recent war in Gaza.
Strategic Council Online- Dialogue: Seyed Reza Mir-Taher, an expert of international developments explained the different aspects of the US economic and political war against Russia, especially in the sanction field. He said:” Since 2014, Russia has adopted an eye towards East policy and tries to divert its economic and trade relations from EU towards the block of non-Western countries and thus minimize the destructive impacts of the US and EU sanctions.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs said that in Europe we are witnessing a kind of confusion and also differences among various factions towards Russia, adding: Europe’s strategy towards Russia is first to guarantee supply over demand and then to extend this style of agreement to other contentious issues, including human rights or conflicting interests in Eastern Europe.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs saying that the EU has a flexible and pragmatic approach to China, added: The EU is working to create a strategic balance in relations with Beijing and Washington to ensure that it is not so close with one of the two major powers of the world to assume the other as alien.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor, while referring to the monopoly and profiteering aspects of some Western companies and countries especially the Europeans particularly in the production and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines and related discriminations, said multinational pharmaceutical companies are seeking to preserve the current monopoly in manufacturing the Covid-19 vaccine however with the continuation of pressures by developing states against the intellectual property law, they may be able to produce their own national vaccines.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the opposition of some European governments, including France and Germany, to holding anti-Israel demonstrations and supporting the Palestinian people, said: European governments have shown that they pursue a contradictory policy on human rights, the clear example of which is their controversial view which can be seen on the question of Palestine and Israel. Their recent measures in banning rallies in support of the Palestinian people show that they only claim freedom of expression and support of human rights.
Strategic Council Online – Simultaneously with further prevalence of anti-Islamism and Islamophobia in Europe, the French Senate is pursuing ratification of a ban on Muslim girls under the age of 18 to force them not to wear the hijab or headscarf.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – researcher on international law
Strategic Council Online – The President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, in an interview with our correspondent, described the Zionist regime’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Arab neighborhoods inside Israel, and Holy Quds, which resulted in the martyrdom of hundreds of people, including children and civilians as clear evidence of war crime and crime against humanity and stressed that the UN Security Council has once again shown its incompetence due to the sabotage of the United States and the pro-Zionist powers.