Tag: Corona

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”.

US efforts to manage the global energy market by selling strategic reserves

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An international economics professor said that the US decision to bring its reserved oil to market was a temporary solution and could not continue in the long run, adding that it would be impossible to absolutely embargo Russia and in the long term, Europe would move to find alternatives in cooperation with the United States for Russia’s energy and even count on cooperation and investment in Iran’s energy industry.

Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Poland-Hungary Differences with EU

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, saying that with the EU ruling to punish Poland and Hungary financial challenges will severely affect the two countries, noted: It seems that given the geopolitical developments in Eastern Europe and parliamentary elections In Hungary this year, the European Union will show more flexibility in implementing this ruling.

Foreign Investors’ Role in Political Developments of Turkey

Strategic Council online – Interview: Having referred to the declining importance of Turkey for the U.S. and strategic importance of the country for the Middle East, said:” Having considered every and all conditions, the U.S. efforts to make change in Turkey’s policies, to drop out of Erdogan and to influence the upcoming elections will not succeed.

Repercussions of the U.S. Sanction Policies in Latin America

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Latin America witnessed an intensive period of presidential, parliamentary and local elections that created an upheaval turn in the policies of the regional countries. Within the past few months, the victory of justice-oriented parties in some of Latin American countries, especially the victory of leftist candidate in Chilean presidential election challenged Washington’s effort to preserve its interventionist position in the region.
Mahmoud Fazeli, Analyst of International Affairs

French Presidency over EU; Election Opportunity for Macron

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The symmetry of the French presidency over the European Union with the start of the presidential election in that country has led some analysts to refer to that coincidence as a springboard for the president to win the next election. In fact, they believe that Macron will try in the short time left until the election, by pursuing priorities of the French presidency over the European Union, while increasing his popularity in the public opinion, increase his distance from other candidates.
Hadi Khazaei – European affairs analyst

Saudi targets, motives in holding fifth “Davos in the Desert” conference

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Saudi affairs, referring to Saudi Arabia’s approach to investment in new areas of technology, said: Holding the conference on “Future Investment Initiative” and the number of those invited, is an attempt by the Saudi leaders to induce the return of Saudi Arabia to the period of stability and security.

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

Turkish economy; Opportunities and challenges ahead

Strategic Council Online—Interview: Explaining the most important opportunities and challenges facing the Turkish economy, the head of the Iran-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry said “Although Turkey has made progress in trade and exports, especially during the 19 years of Erdogan and his party in power, however the presence of more than 70 foreign banks in Turley could turn into an economic crisis for the country if sanctions are imposed.

EU and Energy Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The European Union is currently facing an unprecedented rise in energy prices which could hamper economic recovery after the Coronavirus epidemic in the Union, limit household incomes, and even challenge the so-called green transition. A set of market, geographical and political components has created the current unfavorable conditions.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on European affairs

Factors Affective in Strengthening EU-India Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the European Union and India have stepped up their efforts to strengthen trade cooperation in recent months, prospects for economic cooperation between Brussels and Delhi remain unclear.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on Europe affairs

Consequences of the US & China Struggles at the IMF

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become the latest struggle between the U.S. and China, this can be considered in line with the competitions of the two countries at global level; the struggle that shows global competition between the U.S. and China has extended to international organizations too. The attitude of the World Health Organization on Corona pandemic and its positions towards China’s responsibility are also indications that support the competition. Now, the more important question is; what will be the future of the IMF and which direction will it go along with other international bodies? How the financial and monetary markets will be affected?
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Director, Simorgh Development Group, Millennium Plan Think-tank

Interventionist Approach of the West to Lebanese Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden’s administration, in coordination with France, has been pushing for structural reform in Lebanon since taking office. The Biden’s administration supports Emmanuel Macron’s policy in Lebanon, while maintaining economic pressures and sanctions on Hezbollah.
Fatemeh Nekoo Lal Azad – Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (Abrar)

Reasons for Defeat of Ruling Party in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections, Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Africa affairs cited the inability of the Moroccan Muslim Brotherhood to fulfill its promises and failure to meet the people’s livelihood and social demands as one of the reasons for their defeat in the parliamentary elections, adding: What we are witnessing now in that country with the support of a party is in line with strengthening the monarchy and stabilizing the conditions for the crown prince as the future king.

Reasons for Chinese Foreign Trade Growth under Corona & Global Recession Conditions

Strategic Council Online- Note: Chinese export volume during the first 7 months of 2021 showed 24.5% growth and the import of the country 24.4% growth respectively. This is the case while the trade volume of foreign companies stationed in China had as much as 16.7% growth. There is a question that despite the pessimism of a large number of economists on leaving behind Corona economic crisis, how could such growth rate be attained?
Reza Majid-Zade, Researcher, Development Political Economics

Behind the Scene of Recent Political Developments in Tunisia; Contrast between Secularism and Islamism

Strategic Council Online – An expert of Africa affairs commenting on the recent situation in Tunisia as the origin of countries where the Arab Spring took place and some dissatisfaction emerged from the people said: The recent protests in Tunisia are due to dissatisfaction of people and some political officials with the decisions of the Tunisian president who removed the prime minister and suspended the parliament in an unforeseen move.

Causes and Grounds for Political Crisis in Tunisia, Its Prospects

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa affairs, explaining the causes and grounds for the recent public protests and political developments in Tunisia, said: On the one hand, the people of that country are disappointed with the management and efficiency of the parties, and on the other hand, there are concerns about the return of the dictatorship.

Mutual Sanction of the US & China; Conceivable Scenarios

Strategic Council Online: China has recently boycotted as many as 70 organs and citizens of the United States, among them Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of Donald Trump administration is seen. This is a reaction to the similar measure taken by the US to boycott seven Chinese authorities. The action-reaction measure is considered as the continuation of the trade war launched during the Trump administration. Now, the question is: What are the leverages and capabilities of the two countries? How this confrontation will proceed?
Reza Majidzade, Researcher, development political economics

Vaccine Diplomacy & Decadence of Democracy

Strategic Council Online- Corona pandemic, its consequences and impacts have caused revival, redefinition and even change in debates and discussable concepts of different sciences such as experimental, medical and humanities.
Aabed Akbari, Expert, International Affairs