Tag: Corona

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

47th G7 Summit; Drafting Supporters in Post-Corona World!

Strategic Council Online – The 47th summit of the seven industrialized countries of the world was held, and its sessions were devoted to topics such as the recovery of the world economy in the post-Corona era, renewable energy and other global challenges. At the end of the meeting, the G7 leaders agreed to allocate one billion doses of Corona vaccine to poor countries. However, they did not agree to provide 100 billion dollars to the International Monetary Fund to help poor countries overcome the Covid-19 epidemic crisis. The G7 Summit also addressed other issues, which are briefly described below.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of political economy of development

Reasons for Group 7 Opposition to Vaccination Funding for Poor States

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs, commenting on the indifference of the G7 leaders to the global calls for allocating billions of pounds to end the shortage of Corona vaccine in poor countries said: The recent G7 meetings to decide whether to help the world’s poor countries fight with the Coronavirus have remained a mere political and media maneuver.

Analysis of European Human Rights with Regard to Palestinian Cause

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the opposition of some European governments, including France and Germany, to holding anti-Israel demonstrations and supporting the Palestinian people, said: European governments have shown that they pursue a contradictory policy on human rights, the clear example of which is their controversial view which can be seen on the question of Palestine and Israel. Their recent measures in banning rallies in support of the Palestinian people show that they only claim freedom of expression and support of human rights.

G-7 Statement, An instrument for Psychological warfare at world range

Strategic Council Online- Although the joint Statement issued by G-7 foreign ministers is the declaration of position on their common foreign policy, which is not very important from this point of view, but from paradigm point of view, as it plans to harbor a self-made notion at this historical juncture of the world, it requires to be paid attention meticulously by thinkers and to prevent the conceptual idea made by its interpretation.
Aabed Akbari, Expert on International Affairs

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

The uneven path of Biden presidency

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of US affairs says the Biden administration has not yet made an achievement in many domestic areas such as consolidating social cohesion, restrictions concerning the use of weapons and racial discrimination especially in the police structure.

Dimensions of New Tensions in Russia-US Relations, Its Perspective

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Russia affairs said that the United States and Russia are now in the worst possible relationship in recent years, adding: However, the approach of the two countries is interactive and their efforts are focused on the management of relations, and this level of tension would not go beyond a certain level and will subside in the near future.

US Annual Intelligence Report Affected by Internal and External Challenges

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, referring to the most important issues raised in the US Annual Intelligence Report, which addresses global threats, said: The US is still coping with its domestic affairs and in this process, there is some confusion in the foreign policy issues including Iran’s nuclear program.

Strategic Importance of Libyan Developments for Turkey and Greece

Strategic Council Online – The Eastern Mediterranean, border issues as well as the maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya are among the axes that have caused tensions between Greece and Turkey over the past two years. One of the contentious issues between the two neighbors is the internal developments in Libya. The visits of the leaders of both Libyan factions to Turkey and Greece have been met with fringe and controversy, and the crisis in Libya has practically added to the scope of the traditional rivalry between Athens and Ankara. Libya is in a geopolitically sensitive position, and its developments directly affect the security of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. If the Libyan crisis is resolved, the country can increase its oil production in 2 to 3 years and start oil trade with southern Europe.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs