Tag: China

Importance of Iran’s role playing in BRICS

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of subcontinent affairs, referring to the virtual meeting between the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as members of BRICS and remarks by Chinese President who said the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and the efforts of some countries to maintain their political and military power, said that in order to better understand the effects and results of the BRICS summit, we must understand the macro trend in the field of international politics, which is the decline of the United States as the hegemon of the unipolar world.

Evolution in NATO’s Attitude towards Asia-Pacific

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent NATO meeting in Spain on 29-30 of June 2022, regardless of the fact that it was held during the Ukraine crisis and the approach of the alliance to that crisis, reveals the issue of joining new members and the future direction of the alliance is important for another reason which is the presence of heads of four the Asian countries, namely Australia, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, in that meeting, which are considered as being among NATO’s global partners. This shows the importance of examining NATO’s attitude towards the Asia-Pacific region.
Mohammad Javad Ghahermani – Expert on China issues

G-7 Looks at China Differently; from Competitor to Threat

Strategic Council online – Opinion: In its recent meeting in Germany, G-7 has introduced a new infra-structural plan which is considered, in a way, as a competitor to China’s One Belt – One Road initiative. The objective of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) is to allocate $ 600 billion for global infrastructural projects in countries with low and medium-income within the next five years.
Alireza Samoudi, Expert on European Affairs

Objectives of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership between Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) & the European Union

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that signing of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership is the reflection of European leaders’ concern about expansion of ties among countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council with China and particularly Russia at present junction, an expert of West Asia Affairs said:” Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership may prepare a more suitable ground for increased security presence of Europeans in the Persian Gulf region in future”.

Perspective of the U.S. Strategy to Confront China

Having stated that the U.S. would like to have clash in the peripheral and strategic depth of China, an expert of the international issues said:” in the meantime, the U.S. follows up the decline of China’s competition capability in all fields and the competition will, certainly, turn to a hostility”.

Causes & Consequences of China & Russia Confrontation versus the U.S. on Resolution against North Korea

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of international issues mentioned the reason why Russia and China did not accompany the West on North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear missiles because of security balance considerations and balance of power versus the West and said:” new circumstances in international system caused Russia and China to strategically distance from some of their principles”.

US Objectives behind Prolonging Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are several indications that the United States is seeking to “prolong the war” in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Strategic Agreement of China-Solomon Islands, US Concern

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the US affairs, commenting on China’s security agreement with the Solomon Islands, said: Security agreement between the presidents of the Solomon Islands and China, which was signed on April 19 was a strategic agreement between Beijing as a major world power and a small island nation that would undoubtedly have global consequences.

Two sides of the coin regarding the strengthening of British-Indian military and security cooperation

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The news of the agreement to increase military cooperation between Britain and India has become an important issue in the international system; The agreement, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is aimed at expanding security and defense cooperation to achieve so-called peace and global security.
Hossein Sayyahi—Researcher of international affairs

Strategic Consequences of the U.S. & the West Sanctions against Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of Technology Studies Institute affiliated to the Presidency stated that after of imposition of extensive sanctions against Russia, the gap already existed between the East and the West will be further widened and international cooperation will be weakened. He said:” although the Russian economy will be weakened, but after the imposition of such a broad range of sanctions, the West will practically drive Russia closer to China. From this point of view and at strategic level, the recent developments have also been proceeded to the detriment of the U.S. and the West”.

Reasons for Imran Khan’s Ouster, Prospects for Political Developments in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Asia affairs said that formation and establishment of a new government in Pakistan will have significant consequences at the local and regional levels, adding: Shehbaz Sharif coalition is expected to include leftists as well as religious extremists. In case of presence of extremists in the coalition, we will be witness to more religious extremists gaining power and escalation of their extremist measures, including terrorist acts.

Consequences of Sanctions on Russia

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Targeted economic sanctions by the European Union and the United States will impose costs on the Russian economy. But sanctions have not yet convinced Russia to change its policy toward Ukraine.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations

Consequences of Ukraine War on NATO Approach towards East Europe

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that after Ukraine war, NATO has reached to its highest level of integration within the past two decades, a member of Scientific Board of Strategic Studies Research Center said:” paying more attention to the East Europe, increasing the allocated budget and stationing more military forces as well as helping sort out their challenges, the gap that existed among the European members of NATO has severely narrowed and their integration will further increase in future”.

Components of the threat to national security from the perspective of the United States

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Middle East issues, referring to the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Washington’s approaches to threat, said after the Second World War and distribution of war spoils among the conquerors, despite some common concerns between the two poles of East and West, the national security threat component changed based on variables from the Second World War.

Prospect of Launching ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: During a visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in September and October 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the joint initiative of the 21st century known as “One Belt One Road”; he introduced this plan as the main axis of his foreign and domestic policy. Currently, 145 countries of the world are part of China’s large economic project.
Ali Khansari – International affairs analyst

China’s Considerations, Concerns about Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The stance of “neither support nor opposition of China” towards Russia’s war against Ukraine is due to the fact that the country, on the one hand, has some strong incentives for supporting Russia and Moscow’s victory in confronting the West and, on the other hand, is concerned about the negative consequences of Russian sanctions and their repetition.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on international affairs

Lessons of Ukraine War for China

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: As long as China will not achieve a much higher position than it does today in the hierarchy of power of the international system, in the case of Taiwan it will not resort to the same way that Russia did to Ukraine. The West’s coherence in the Russian embargo was instructive for Beijing that the West merely wants an excuse in a legitimate form to weaken its rivals and enemies.
Dr. Fatemeh Nakolalazad – International affairs researcher

Perspective of Hungary’s Probable Exit from the European Union

Strategic Council online – Interview: An expert on geopolitics commented on the recent remarks of Hungarian Prime Minister on exiting the European Union in case of intolerance with the country and said:” It is unlikely that Hungary will really wish to exit from the European Union and the recent remark is merely considered as a threat”.

Causes & Consequences of the West Inaction versus Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia Affairs stated that imposition of new economic sanctions, transfer of crisis into Russia, and increasing costs of Moscow in Ukraine are among the issues in the U.S. and NATO agenda. She said:” Kiev expectation of the European Union and NATO was unrealistic because it was merely based on their political and their verbal positions, and Ukraine was entrapped in the present crisis based on these unrealistic expectations”.

Escalation of Tensions over Ukraine, US Withdrawal before Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Russia affairs, saying that creating crisis in Eastern Europe is in Russia’s interest, ruled out Ukraine’s membership in NATO, and said: The United States is in a situation before Russia and the Ukraine issue that while its withdrawal is considered a failure, its presence is regarded a failure as well; because Russia’s struggle to maintain its security and position poses more challenges for the United States.