Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the US administration has not been as successful in Iran’s diplomatic isolation as the economic sanctions. “The United States will do its best to implement this anti-Iran policy in the time left until the US presidential race.”
Strategic Council Online: A professor of political economy, referring to the economic consequences of the corona epidemic for the international economy, said: “The post-corona era is not a time to be dependent on Europe and the United States, and in the near future we will see Asian powers will increase their developmental process and economic power at higher speed and strength in the international arena.”
Strategic Council Online: A university professor on geopolitical issues says the United States is withdrawing its Patriot missiles and troops from Saudi Arabia to earn more money from Riyadh. “Economic pressures have prompted Americans to try to test the Saudis to see how much they can help provide funding,” he said. However, the decision does not appear to be final, and it remains to be seen what the Saudis could do to keep Trump satisfied.”
Strategic Council Online: The removal of the US dollar from trading on the China Commodity Exchange, given its significant contribution to the financing of European, Latin American and even African goods, means that global demand for the USD will decline. A drop in global demand for the USD would weaken the value of the currency and further destabilize its position as the dominant international currency.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher
Strategic Council Online: The question that is being raised in political and international circles these days, and draws various answers and predictions is the state of the world and its order after the departure of the CAVID 19 virus.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former Ambassador
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor, referring to a series of recent US actions in Venezuela said: “The United States has come to the conclusion that Venezuela is a weak link it can use for foreign policy achievement, and with the focus on Venezuela, Washington may topple Maduro in a quasi-coup in the remaining few months.”
Strategic Council Online — An expert on European affairs said the current situation and the coronavirus crisis are by far more dangerous than any previous crisis for the crisis-hit European Union, adding “yet the idea that the EU might collapse as a result of these crises is naïve and fanatical.”
Strategic Council Online: Following the agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to form a coalition government, it appears that Zalmai Khalilzad is persuading the Taliban to join the process.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Afghanistan Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An analyst on US affairs said that with the outbreak of the corona crisis, everything that had been created by the Trump administration in the field of capital markets had disappeared. “Despite Trump’s declining chances, his election defeat is not certain,” he said.
Strategic Council Online: The Saudi-Russian agreement on oil output cut has revived the role of the United States, which was being forgotten as a result of falling oil prices and the lack of economic efficiency in shale oil extraction, and the United States is effectively playing an influential role in the global oil market.
Sabah Zanganeh – Expert on International Affairs