Strategic Council Online: An American affairs analyst said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tough stance against China at the Munich Security Conference signalled US weakness and decline: Under such circumstances, a government that once saw itself as a global power would exhibit nervous behaviour and to protect itself would behave more aggressively.
Tag: Cold war
Strategic Council Online: An expert on geopolitics has said France has failed to adopt appropriate policies on counterterrorism, saying that while Europe’s top concern has been terrorist acts over less than a decade, Mr Macron thinks we are still in the Cold War era and gives the first priority to developing nuclear weapons and to boast them against Russia.
Strategic Council Online: The Americans themselves know that the plan is not coming to fruition, but are keen to press the Palestinians with economic tools, a Middle East affairs analyst said.
Strategic Council Online: The most sensible scenario is for the Russians not to enter the field of heavy arms competition with Washington, on the one hand because of their historical experience and on the other because of the large gap between the US military budget and the Russian military budget.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian affairs
Strategic Council Online: An international affairs expert stressed: Although the final statement of the NATO summit attempted to highlight Russian “threat” and revive some type of Cold War atmosphere with Russia and to some extent China and portray a show of solidarity around common goals, however the summit and its output could neither persuade international observers nor even the member states themselves.
Strategic Council Online: A university professor of geopolitics, citing French President’s criticism of America’s uncoordinated role in NATO and the weakness of its coalition, views the statements made by Macron a change in Western line of thinking about the modern world and the United States. He says Iran should not halt working with Europe, but should act like a dove, with one wing dedicated to cooperation with Europe and the other wing devoted to East with China playing the central role so that we can develop the country.
Strategic Council Online: The United States has shown in different terms, especially under Donald Trump that it does not regard Europe a close ally; withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, pulling out of many trade treaties, and leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) contrary to the wishes of European governments indicates that the political and historical bonds between the two sides of the Atlantic are fading, because their common interests have diminished.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to China says given China’s capabilities and its willingness to counter US demands, the opportunity for cooperation between Tehran and Beijing has increased in certain contexts.