Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said Donald Trump’s chances of winning the next US election are higher and Democratic candidates are facing serious challenges in defeating him. He said in order to be able to defeat Trump they need to bring the cast of their ballots to defeat Trump. And if this cast does not vote for any reason, Trump has his fixed vote.
Strategic Council Online: Russia’s creeping penetration in OPEC as a mate to OPEC and its non-cooperation with OPEC in its latest bid to avert further damage to member states shows that OPEC’s monopoly power in the oil market before being defeated by America’s growing power in production and extraction of Shale oil is struck by the double standards strategy and unilateralism of its members with non-member allies.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Political Economy of Development
Strategic Council Online: Adoption of a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the US-led peace deal with the Taliban means its international recognition but it has not yet become US internal law and has no executive guarantees.
Seyed Mostafa Hashemi – PhD in Geopolitics and Regional Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs expert said US opposition to a UN Security Council statement in support of the recent ceasefire agreement between Turkey and Russia was over fears that Russia will hold the upper hand in the talks. He added that the agreement reached in the talks on Idlib was in the interest of the government of Bashar Assad.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor in international laws and international relations criticized the United States for obstructing the quick and easy supply of Iran’s medical needs to combat Coronavirus. He said: “We do not call this sanctions but economic terrorism and the result is the slaughter of human beings that started by the Trump regime nearly two years ago.”
Strategic Council Online: An international affairs expert citing US warnings to Britain over cooperation with Huawei said: Postponement of a scheduled meeting between Johnson and Trump is part of a comprehensive plan considered by the United States to press London to cut cooperation with Huawei. However, for now, the prevailing analysis is that England will not change its mind.
Strategic Council Online: In new US documents, India has been mentioned to be part of the Pacific in order to lessen China’s role in the region; so Washington seeks to highlight New Delhi’s role in order to pit India against China on the one hand and contain Pakistan on the other.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – Experts on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online: A university professor cited US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s goals behind his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, saying the trip was largely meant to prevent Iran from conducting bilateral talks with some countries in the region. He said the US wants to tell Saudi Arabia once again that it does not need to get closer to Iran because Washington will continue its policy of maximum pressure against Iran.
Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations, explaining the reasons for Europe’s and America’s disagreement over the “West’s decline”, said Europe believes Britain’s departure from the EU would add to the transatlantic burden, undermining Europe’s role. They are worried that the United States and Britain will abandon Europe more than before, so what the Europeans see as the decline of the West is not so irrational.
Strategic Council Online: A faculty member of the Shahid Beheshti University outlining the most important issues at the Munich Security Conference described the current state of world security as extremely shaky and noted that the Conference could not accomplish any important results.
Strategic Council Online: US lawmakers and Senators pursue two key goals behind adopting the Trump War Powers Act: First, to reinstate the decisive role of the Congress in the decision-making process on war, and the second to prevent Trump’s adventurous actions against Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An American affairs analyst said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tough stance against China at the Munich Security Conference signalled US weakness and decline: Under such circumstances, a government that once saw itself as a global power would exhibit nervous behaviour and to protect itself would behave more aggressively.
Strategic Council Online: A faculty member at the University of Tehran believes the US seven day “reduction in violence” plan in Afghanistan is a cross-sectional tactic noting that US strategies in Afghanistan are no longer effective so they are taking tactical and short-term actions to find solutions.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor referred to the sharpening of differences between the United States and Britain over the latter’s cooperation with the Chinese Huawei company, saying that the British appear to have included multilateralism and expansion of members in their foreign relations portfolio.
Strategic Council Online: If Coronavirus continues to spread serious damage will be inflicted on the Chinese economy. Meantime, and if the US does not cooperate in controlling the disease, rumours that the US benefits from the spread of the virus and its impact on the Chinese economy, as well as its magnification, are acceptable.
Abdolreza Faraji Rad – Expert on Geopolitics
Strategic Council Online: In the future, Palestine will witness bloody demonstrations and clashes between the Palestinians and the Zionist regime, and even the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may dissolve the PA and become a Palestinian militant organization to formally and effectively oppose the Deal of the Century. Then the US and the Zionist regime can no longer negotiate with a Palestinian official. In addition, the rising tide of opposition in the world to the plan, especially by Palestinian groups, has led us to see some kind of retreat from Washington as the US ambassador to the United Nations said at a special Security Council session: The United States peace plan is not a program to be imposed on the parties to the conflict, they have a choice to accept or reject it.”
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An expert on geopolitics has said France has failed to adopt appropriate policies on counterterrorism, saying that while Europe’s top concern has been terrorist acts over less than a decade, Mr Macron thinks we are still in the Cold War era and gives the first priority to developing nuclear weapons and to boast them against Russia.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor outlining the domestic and regional grounds of US assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani said: “With this assassination, the US strategy towards Iran has changed and they think they have made a great achievement.”
Two senior Iranian diplomats who attended a conference in Tehran under the theme “Islamic World and Deal of the Century” emphasized that the essence of the Deal of the Century was the annihilation of Palestine, though it had a brief look at the domestic policy of America and the Zionist regime.
Strategic Council Online: The Americans themselves know that the plan is not coming to fruition, but are keen to press the Palestinians with economic tools, a Middle East affairs analyst said.