Tag: Corona

New Crises and a Tough Test for Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: The developments occurring in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks for quantitative and qualitative reasons are considerably detached from the traditional process, based on general and current standards in the country. Meantime, some observers and analysts evaluate the situation of political trends in Saudi Arabia to be different from the previous years.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former Iranian Ambassador

Effective Components of Global Oil Market Supply & Demand

Strategic Council Online: In the context of global oil demand, corona epidemic has the greatest impact on future demand, and the likelihood that global oil demand will continue to be small in the next three months is high.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher

Corona: Undermining Liberal Order, Bolstering Power Politics Order

Strategic Council Online: A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies said that the conditions and requirements the corona disease has created for the immediate intervention of governments in the internal affairs of the people are to the detriment of individual and social freedoms. He added: The coronavirus may weaken or even be destroyed by vaccines, but its effects on human, community, and government relationships appear to be sustained.

Saudi Confusion in Yemen over Ansarullah’s Call for Peace

Strategic Council Online: The repeated violations of the ceasefire proposed by the Saudi coalition to the Yemeni army and the Yemeni People’s Committees must be analyzed in the context of Riyadh’s confusion in the face of the Yemeni war of attrition.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Arab Peninsula Issues

Consequences of Corona Crisis in Int’l Relations and Opportunities Ahead

Strategic Council Online: “With the decline in US focus on foreign affairs and adoption of a controversial approach towards its allies, we will soon see more gaps in the alliance on the two sides of the Atlantic and greater independence of Europe,” said an expert on international affairs, referring to the corona pandemic.

Post-Corona Political-Economic Developments

Strategic Council Online: Citing international developments in the post-Corona era, an international affairs analyst said: “It seems that the outbreak of the Coronavirus will lead to substantial changes in various global arenas, the culmination of which is already clear.”

Trump and Growing Insecurity of US Bases in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: Analyzing the US decision-making process to respond to the attack on Iraq’s al-Taji base, a university professor stressed that Americans are trying to restore the containment policy against Iran. There are people who have come to the conclusion that the policy of maximum pressure on Iran has failed and they want to encourage Trump to take military action, but Trump will not accept these views in the US presidential election year.

UN Responsibility in Removing Obstacles in Way of Pandemic Battle

An international law expert referring to the role of the United Nations in dealing with US-sanctioned countries in their fight against the Coronavirus said the sanctions targeting the health system, and medical and pharmaceutical equipment must be lifted as soon as possible. He said the United Nations and the Secretary-General by playing an active role in this respect should strongly oppose the continuation of these evil policies.

Economic Terrorism, Psychological Warfare; Two Anti-Iranian Strategies

Strategic Council Online: A faculty member of University of Tehran, referring to the psychological warfare that is currently being waged in foreign media, especially the affiliated and dissident Persian-language media against the Iranian people, said: “This pressure is very serious.” However, we are in the midst of a situation where economic sanctions on the one hand and the conditions of dealing with Corona, on the other hand, are putting pressure on us at the same time.

Future of Syria-Arab Relations and US Impediments

Strategic Council Online: An expert on West Asian affairs said that the Syrians have shown that they have no consideration or reservation for improving relations with the Arab states around them, adding that the Americans do not want an improvement of relations between Syria and Arab states and are exerting pressures so that Damascus would not return to the Arab fold.

Display of Power the Only Option for Ansarullah to End Yemen War

Strategic Council Online: Contrary to existing perceptions, Ansarullah faces a limitation in choosing a scenario for the end of the Yemeni crisis that is limited to the display of military power and boosting it. Of course, the Yemeni people in different scenes have shown their ability to execute such a scenario well, and they are fully in line with Ansarullah, which is one of the important parameters in determining the outcome of this brutal war.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East affairs expert

Corona: Iranian Nation in Agony; America Continues Falsifications!

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said US inhuman actions under the Coronavirus crisis are in no way in line with the slogans it claims to be adhering. He stressed that US officials’ aim behind the sanctions that have made the fight against Coronavirus difficult is to put direct pressure on the Iranian people to spark discontent.

Afghanistan and the Space for Geopolitical Actors

Strategic Council Online: In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the entire world significant developments are underway in Afghanistan engineered by the United States and supported by other world and regional powers which cast doubt on the prospects of restoring stability and security to Afghanistan. The US-led peace agreement with the Taliban will bring Afghanistan into a new phase of geopolitical action that will shape regional and trans-regional forces in relation to Afghanistan’s ethnic, religious and political structure.
Ebrahim Romina – Assistant Professor of Political Geography at Tarbiat Modares University

One Virus, One World: A Glance at Effects of Coronavirus on Economy

Strategic Council Online: A university professor said the Corona crisis will affect the state of the global economy and slow its growth. He noted however, one must not worry much about the world entering a new crisis because in most of the major countries involved in the Corona crisis the skills of governance are high enough not to let the global economy fall into a crisis similar to the 1990s and 2008-2009, namely the collapse of the dominoes of major economic sectors.

Corona and the Need for Regional, Global Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: The world has been in the throes of Corona Disease (COVID-19) since late 2019: A malicious virus, which can have many lessons for the vulnerable world. Within a short time, it crosses global boundaries and enters other spaces affected by economic entanglement and spatial functions.
Ebrahim Romina, Assistant Professor of Political Geography and Geopolitics, Tarbiat Modares University

Fighting Coronavirus & US Impediments Blocking Urgent Medical Supplies

Strategic Council Online: A university professor in international laws and international relations criticized the United States for obstructing the quick and easy supply of Iran’s medical needs to combat Coronavirus. He said: “We do not call this sanctions but economic terrorism and the result is the slaughter of human beings that started by the Trump regime nearly two years ago.”

Political, Economic Dimensions of Coronavirus Outbreak

Strategic Council Online: If Coronavirus continues to spread serious damage will be inflicted on the Chinese economy. Meantime, and if the US does not cooperate in controlling the disease, rumours that the US benefits from the spread of the virus and its impact on the Chinese economy, as well as its magnification, are acceptable.
Abdolreza Faraji Rad – Expert on Geopolitics