Tag: Britain

European Use of Taiwan Leverage; Cautious Subordination to US Chinophobia Approach

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of European affairs said that the recent visit of the European Parliament delegation to Taiwan can be assessed as a very conservative and cautious move in line with accompanying the US policy of Chinophobia, adding: The Europeans are trying to manage the game with China with regard to their own interests, and given the distrust against the United States, they will not change their relationship with China all at once.

Post- Brexit challenges for Britain

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The former Iranian ambassador to Ireland says that Britain is not trying to fully resolve the existing crises regarding the Brexit, and especially the issue of Ireland, and uses it as a lever of pressure and instrument, adding that the country will use all its tools and facilities to prevent the re-union of the two Irelands so that it can implement its policies in the region.

Post-Brexit Challenges for Britain and European Union

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of European affairs saying that the post-Brexit had an impact on the shape of Britain’s bilateral relations with other EU countries, added: Brexit has been a lose-lose game for the EU and Britain.

G20 Summit in Italy; Dominance of the Margins Over the Text

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The first meeting of the leaders of Group of Twenty (G20) – leaders of 20 top economic powers in the world – was held in Rome, capital of Italy, on 30 and 31 October 2021, after the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Fatemeh Nekoo Lal Azad – Senior Researcher of Abrar Contemporary International Studies and Research Institute in Tehran

Messages and consequences of the confrontation between Russian and American ships in the Sea of Japan

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An East Asian affairs expert said on the proximity of the US and Russian naval warships in the Sea of Japan “this move indicates the complication of the situation and developments in East Asia. Military developments in the region have become so numerous that, for the first time since the Cold War, there is a risk of military confrontation between the two sides in hot areas such as the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait and the Sea of Japan.

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

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.

Prospects of Europe-US relations in view of intensified differences over the Aukus Pact

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A professor at the University of Tehran called the recent tensions between France and the United States over the Aukus pact affect NATO cooperation and said that the alliance between Britain, Australia and the United States was being analyzed in the context of the Cold War with China and Europe does not have a good memory of it due to being ignored in the Cold War.

Factors Effective in US Defeat, Rapid Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Note: After Vietnam, the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is the second US “fatal defeat” experience in a foreign war in the post-World War II era that has dealt a heavy blow on the US international standing.
Hamid Khoshayand – analyst of international affairs

Afghanistan Crisis and European Positions

Strategic Council Online – Note: The NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan, which began after 9/11 incident under the pretext of “war on terrorism”, two decades after the mission, the Taliban’s rapid advance has prompted various countries, including NATO members, to rush to withdraw their diplomatic delegations, staff and citizens from the territory of that country. Western troops stationed in Afghanistan have trained the Afghan army for years, but the training has not been enough, and the reason why the Afghan army has failed to defend the capital against the Taliban remains unclear. The head of the Council of Europe does not see the situation in Afghanistan as a successful narrative for the international community and is considering how the EU can use its influence in international relations to defend its interests.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international 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

Exit of Big Western (Oil) Companies from Iraq & Chinese Strategic Presence Alternative

Strategic Council Online- Interview
Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq said China is interested in developing her projects in Iraq and when Western companies exit from the country, China will replace them. He added that China has shown her interest to expand her economic presence in Iraq and has entered the country consciously. In this context, Iraq will also be able to secure and maintain her sustainable security. Moreover, new opportunity and horizon in this field are created for a joint cooperation among Iran, China and Iraq.

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

Strategic Implications of Biden’s Visit to Britain, Efforts to Revive Transatlantic Relations

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 Implications of Britain’s Exit from European Union

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.

Consequences of British-EU Brexit Deal

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.

Britain’s Reduced Presence in Middle East after Hard Brexit

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.

Increased Possibility for No Deal Brexit and Its Consequences

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.