Tag: ecological changes

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

Need to Pursue Water Diplomacy, Deal with Fine Particles through Regional Pacts

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the Association for Environmental Risks and Sustainable Development of Iran, emphasizing the need to pay attention to and prioritize “water diplomacy”, said: Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, by attracting UN cooperation, should co-sponsor regional agreements for controlling climate change, process of environmental degradation and water resources and water right of all Middle Eastern countries, and even controlling dangerous deserts, which are the main source of creating dust.

Geopolitical Role of Water in Creation & Expansion of Tensions in the Middle East

Strategic Council Online –Guest Post: Among the key elements that control and manage political – social behavioral patterns of nation states concerning establishment of order and provision of security is the advantage of access to fresh water. More than putting emphasis on the comfort and welfare of citizens, role of water in the Middle East leaves effect on the unity and integration of political entities.
Maryam Verij Kazemi, Researcher, Geopolitical Issues

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

Political, Economic Systems and Challenges of Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: A university professor says while we saw the threat only in issues such as the economy and military power, the outbreak of coronavirus showed some issues, such as disease and ecological changes that we didn’t think about could turn into a crisis. So, he said, a mechanism must be put in place to deal with such crises in a coordinated, common and efficient way. In addition, we need to reduce our dependence on foreign supplies for our strategic goods through sound planning.