Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on European affairs commenting on Tehran-London relations said: Iran and Britain have had critical relations with each other in recent decades, but at the same time Britain, because of recognizing Iran’s importance in the Persian Gulf, has tried to maintain its relations somehow.
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
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Europe affairs said that Biden’s visit to Britain and then to Belgium is an indication of the high importance of reviving transatlantic relations in the political sphere of Biden administration in the next four years. He added: The US emphasis on reviving transatlantic relations and at its helm the European Union, will not deal a blow on bilateral trade, political and security relations with Britain.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on European affairs, saying that perhaps with Brexit in future, the unity among the EU countries with the focus on France and Germany will increase, added: Of course, these assumptions are in the theoretical field and on paper, and we should see how France and Germany intend to use the situation as an opportunity to develop convergence within the European Union.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on European affairs said that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union without an agreement could have economic, financial, political and sovereignty consequences for that country.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the School of International Relations said that after a hard Brexit, in the medium and long term we will be witness to a decreased political, military and economic presence of Britain in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, adding: The United Kingdom will increase its coordination with the United States in the Persian Gulf, while trying to introduce new cards for playing in the region.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs referred to the possibility of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU without a deal with regard to the inflexibility of London in relation to some clauses set out in the agreement and said: Approximately in about two weeks’ time London should announce its exit from the EU while there are still serious differences between the two sides.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Research Institute for Strategic Studies said that with the return of the Democrats and the internationalist approach in the United States, US-European relations will be restored to a large extent and the possibility for the weakening of the EU will stop. He added: Trump was in favour of disintegration in Europe, but in the aftermath of the coming to power of the new US administration, it seems very unlikely that Poland will take the issue of leaving the EU seriously.
Strategic Council Online – One of Britain’s responses to instability in liberal order that, in the aftermath of the World War II and together with the United States, has been its most important advocate and builder, is strategic self-reliance, by strengthening its defense capability and the noteworthy point in the new defense assessment of that country is the shift in orientation and focus on national defense and foreign security around the naval and air forces and establishment of more military bases outside Britain.
Dr. Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi – Researcher on Britain and Europe affairs
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 – If Britain withdraws from the European Union without an agreement, it will no longer be able to use the EU market and the two sides will have to negotiate customs tariffs. In such a situation, trade barriers will be built in the ports of both sides, which will make the entry and exit of goods difficult and will affect the price trend.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online – An Iranian diplomat, stating that the agreement of European leaders on approving the budget to counteract the effects of the recession caused by the corona outbreak, was the cause of halting or slowing down the divergence process of the Union. He said: They did so in order to preserve Europe, and this is a message not only to the United States but to the whole world, that they are determined to preserve Europe from collapse and to boost its values and capabilities.
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
Strategic Council Online: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is in a very difficult situation so that on the one hand he must be able to advance the Brexit negotiations and on the other hand he must deal with the consequences of the coronavirus disease. The combination of these two issues has created difficult conditions for Boris Johnson and the advancement of his plans in Europe and the world. At the same time, these conditions provide a special opportunity for Iran to forge industrial-economic cooperation with the United Kingdom by getting the desired concessions.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online: Concerns about another shock to the UK economy after Brexit are likely to force Bors Johnson to extend negotiations with the EU in the 90th minute so that by reaching a comprehensive agreement between Britain and the EU the soft exit of UK from the European Union will be realized.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs
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
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: 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 European affairs analyst said that Brexit will leave fundamental impacts on balance of power in European institutions, adding that Britain’s departure from EU as one of the two major military powers with abundant intelligence capabilities, a soft power and a widespread diplomatic network in the farthest parts of the world will weaken and reduce the impact of EU foreign policy.