Tag: Alireza Thamoudi

Blurred Perspective of Russia-West Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many in the West thought that the Russians were interested in joining the Western world and would become more like Europeans and Americans, but it soon became clear that centuries of Russian history has given shape to a distinct and unique understanding of the position of that country in the world. Moscow now considers its security zone not the borders of the Russian Federation, but the borders of the Soviet Union, and demands that the United States and Europe accept it.
Alireza Thamoudi -Expert on Europe Affairs

EU and Energy Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The European Union is currently facing an unprecedented rise in energy prices which could hamper economic recovery after the Coronavirus epidemic in the Union, limit household incomes, and even challenge the so-called green transition. A set of market, geographical and political components has created the current unfavorable conditions.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on European affairs

Factors Affective in Strengthening EU-India Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the European Union and India have stepped up their efforts to strengthen trade cooperation in recent months, prospects for economic cooperation between Brussels and Delhi remain unclear.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on Europe affairs

The Most Tense Period of Russia-UK Relations

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Russia’s refusal to extend the visa of a BBC journalist in recent years has caused new tension in the relations between Moscow and London.
Alireza Samoodi-Expert of European issues

Belarus; Another challenge in relations between the EU and Russia

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

Boris Johnson’s Problem on Scotland

Strategic Council Online- Apart from his problems such as his personal expenses, confronting Corona virus or even Brexit, Boris Johnson is now facing a new problem, i.e. making effort to prevent British dismemberment.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert of European Affairs

Pros and cons of Nord Stream2 pipeline project: reasons and prospects

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project which lies undersea from Russia through the Black Sea to Germany has caused something like a “geopolitical earthquake” and concerns in the United States and some European countries. There are discussions Nord Stream 2 can provide Kremlin with a new leverage against Germany and other NATO members. The construction of this pipeline which stopped in 2019 has resumed in December 2020 in the midst of discussions as to whether the new US sanctions could once again disrupt the completion of the pipeline.
Alireza Samoodi—Expert of European issues

Perspective of relations of China with Europe and NATO

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: China, in the long- and mid-term, will not be the sort of partner with which NATO can easily engage as Beijing is not aligning itself with Western ideas on democracy, human rights and issues related to the East of Asia.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert of European affairs

Reasons for EU Opposition to Russia’s G7 Membership

Strategic Council Online: In the short term, given the EU’s internal crises, it cannot be hoped that Brussels-Moscow relations will improve quickly, but in the medium and long terms, the EU due to its dependence on Russian energy and the fact that part of Russia is on the European continent, is forced to settle differences with Moscow and to reduce tensions in the relations with Russia.
Alireza Samoudi – European Affairs Expert

EU Performance on Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: European convergence has declined in recent years due to the Brexit or coming to power of right-wing parties, and today the outbreak of corona and its economic implications could deepen these crises and differences.
Alireza Thamoudi – European Affairs Expert