Strategic Council Online: Riyadh, being concerned about the weakening of its strategic relations with the United States under Biden’s presidency, is attempting to continue to portray Iran as an unstabilazer element and a threat to the security in the region by offering free concessions to the West, especially the US, by selling oil and consequently, large-scale military purchase in order to ensure the preservation of Riyadh’s strategic relations with Washington.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A Shahid Beheshti University scholar says the present rivalry between China and the United States is an effort to attract more markets, adding that the economic dependence and mutual needs of the two countries would prevent a military confrontation between them.
Strategic Council Online – A former Middle East Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a large part of Sudanese society is not yet ready to accept the normalization of relations with Israel. He noted: Given that this measure is unlikely to help solve Sudan’s living and economic problems, it after a while, this decision may become the source of internal disputes and conflicts in Sudan.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst at the Center for Presidential Strategic Studies said that the only thing that matters for the Republicans today is the acquisition of the White House. It does not matter to them whether democracy is weakened, some civil liberties are diminished or a series of American values are violated at the cost of occupying the White House for the second time by a Republicans.
Strategic Council Online – If Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival, wins the presidential elections, we will be witness to a different atmosphere in the arena of international relations and Chinese and Russian arms sales to Iran will be overshadowed by Biden’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under such circumstances, Beijing and Moscow will sell conventional and limited arms to Iran more conveniently.
Rahman Qahramanpour – Senior Expert on Geopolitical Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on US affairs said if Trump loses or does not win by a landslide vote, he may not accept the election result and take it to the court, adding that in that case, we may probably witness some violence.
Strategic Council Online – London is now in an ambiguous position because it is both about to secede completely from the European Union and it is not clear what trend the US will adopt towards Britain after its separation.
Ali Bigdeli – Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Biden believes in the threats that Trump has made to US interests and national security over the past four years, such as threats to Iran, China, North Korea, or the threat posed by terrorism, but believes that the approach to face such threats is multilateral. That is to say, he will try again to revive transatlantic relations, including relations with Europe, whether, within the NATO, the European Union or bilateral relations, and also will advance the issue of Iran and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) within the framework of the same JCPOA mechanism.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online – In recent months, there has been talk in political circles of a woman taking over as Vice President under Joseph Robin Biden. It was said that Biden has picked Harris out of the following choices: Susan Rice, Karen Bass and Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer, Tammy Duckworth, and Kamala Harris.
Mohammad Hossein Ashrafi – Public Relations Expert
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.
Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst said that the clear and comprehensive confrontation between the Democrats’ 2020 document and current policies in the United States underscores the extent to which Trump’s policies have targeted international security and order. He added that following the failure of Trump’s policies toward Iran the Democrats adjusted their policies somewhat from the beginning.
Strategic Council Online – Critics of Donald Trump believe that he opposes the mail-in voting because the turnout in such voting will increase, and this is not in the interests of the conservative right-wing. In fact, it is the liberals who get the chance to win whenever participation goes up.
Amir Ali Abolfath – Expert on American Issues
Strategic Council Online -From the US point of view, no matter who is in the White House, the continuation of the globalization process is dangerous and will not serve the interests of this country; so in the third decade of the 21st century, Americans are likely to follow the path of trade nationalism, with or without Trump.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: A university professor says Trump believes that there is no institution to create restrictions for the United States, adding if the Republicans come to power for another term, we will see more weakening of international organizations.
Strategic Council Online: If Trump is defeated and Joe Biden wins in US presidential race, the next government in the Zionist regime will be transferred to the Leader of the Blue and White Party Benny Gantz after 18 months, and this is considered a political game within the Zionist regime; but if Trump remains in power it is likely to extend Netanyahu’s term on the pretext of unfinished projects.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East affairs expert
Strategic Council Online: A strategic affairs expert believes the corona crisis is a positive factor for launching a club of sanctioned. “The corona crisis is pushing the world economy towards the endogeneity of countries and a nationalist approach that can serve as a positive factor for creating such a club.
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: 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: 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: 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.