Tag: China

Prospects of Talks to Revive JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs, commenting on the Western team’s approach to the Vienna talks, including Europe and the United States, said: During Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States and Europe had fundamental differences on a variety of issues, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); because the Europeans did not really agree with the US withdrawal from the JCPOA; but since Joe Biden took office, differences between Washington and Brussels have narrowed down in many areas, including the case of the JCPOA; therefore, now that the talks have reached a critical stage, all sides are bargaining for giving less concessions and gaining more points.

China’s Maritime Geopolitical Strategy

Strategic Council Online –Guest post: In order to escape from geopolitical contraction caused by geographic determinism, China needs to use geopolitical strategy programs at ground, sea and even space.
Maryam Verij Kazemi, Researcher, Geopolitical Issues

Dimensions, Consequences of China-Saudi Missile Cooperation

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: CNN recently reported that Saudi Arabia is actively cooperating with China to develop ballistic missiles. According to satellite images obtained by CNN from its sources, Saudi Arabia is producing ballistic missiles at least in one base.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Saudi Arabia affairs

French Middle East Policy & Its Utilitarian Role in Nuclear Talks

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: After the conclusion of French weapons deal with the UAE, we witnessed a wave of internal and external critiques which assessed the French military attitude contrary to human rights attitude of the European Union, but due to some reservations, the European Union affiliated institutions remained tight-lipped in this respect.
Dr. Abbass Sarvestani, Graduated in European Studies, Tehran University

U.S. Instrumental Use of Human Rights to Exert Pressure on China

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Further to Tiananmen Square incidents in 1989 and afterwards, criticism against Beijing’s attitudes in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and other regions in China have been among the U.S. pivots of exerting pressure against China. As tensions increased in other fields during the recent years, the U.S. having resorted to human rights issues, attempted to mount pressures against China.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani, Expert on Asia Affairs

U.S. Effort to Strengthen Taliban

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A researcher on the Sub-Continent issues believes that the U.S. attempts to follow up its objectives in Afghanistan by preventing Taliban’s compelling approach to Afghanistan neighboring countries, China and Russia.

UAE Failure to Buy US Fighter Jets despite Betraying Palestinians

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The UAE recently announced that it has suspended negotiations on a 23 billion dollar arms deal with the United States. An Emirati official has told The Wall Street Journal that “technical requirements, operational restrictions on sovereignty and cost-benefit analysis have led to a major revision in its decision by the country”.
Barsam Mohammadi – Expert on regional affairs

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

Perspective; Turkey & Saudi Arabia Relations

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that Ankara needs to organize its economy through changing her regional inclination as well as to convergence with those countries it has had political challenges, an analyst on Turkey affaires said:” it seems that Turkey and Saudi Arabia can take steps towards sorting out some of their differences of opinion”.

Cold War Style U.S. Rhetoric against China & Russia and Its Outcomes

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that at present circumstance we witness a cold war between China and the U.S. and to a lesser degree between Russia and the U.S., an analyst of international affairs said:” the competition that exists between the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other side, will form the aspects of the future order which the world and the country will face.

Prospects of Using National Currencies in Trade with Neighboring Countries

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Given the US unilateral sanctions, can trade with the neighboring countries on the basis of national currencies be considered as a solution to mitigate effects of the sanctions?
Reza Majidzadeh – Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank

Crisis in Russia-Ukraine Relations and Scenarios Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Seven years after Russia’s military action against Ukraine in 2014 and annexation of the Crimean peninsula to the mainland Russia, the country’s recent military rally along the border with Ukraine and holding of numerous exercises by the two countries, once again has increased the likelihood of Russian military action against Ukraine.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher on international affairs

China-US Show of Force under Pretext of Taiwan

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Taiwan has always been at the center of rivalry and tension between China and the United States, but since maintaining “interaction” has been a key feature of US-China relations for the past decades, both countries, by maintaining restraint, have prevented increasing the level of tension in this regard.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – Expert on Asia affairs

Putin’s Strategic Targets in India Visit

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of subcontinent affairs, saying that India and Russia have many common interests, the most important issue for Russia regarding India is to prevent the full absorption of that country by the United States, added: Concerned about China’s rapid progress, the Russians think that if they equip India militarily, there will be a balance of power between India and China that will benefit Russia.

US-China Reciprocal Strategy towards Taiwan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to China, saying that the political community of Taiwan does not seem to be interested in radical measure to change the balance of power vis-a-vis China, added: Positions of the two parties in Taiwan that support its independence have mostly propagative, or even blackmail aspect, from China.

Consequences of Virtual Meeting of China-US Presidents

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs commenting on the recent video call between the presidents of China and the United States said: Basically when the tension between the big powers is increasing, communication channels are very necessary and useful to prevent miscalculation and escalation of tension.

Importance of Fostering Strategic Cooperation between Iran & Turkey

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Having different levels of influence and playing various roles, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey as two important regional players and powers are supplement to each other in West Asia.
Barsam Mohammadi, Expert of region’s issues