Tag: Emmanuel Macron

Landmark Election in Germany & Its European Consequences

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Germany held a landmark and important election on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The election will put an end to the 16-year chancellorship of Angela Merkel, who led the country for four consecutive terms. More than 60 million Germans over 18 years of age are eligible to vote. It should be noted that in Germany, the executive power takes its legitimacy from legislative power. Bundestag nationwide election is considered as the most important political event of the country at the federal level.
Seyed Nader Noorbakhsh, Ph.D. Political Geography, Tehran University

Objectives of Josep Burrel’s Trip to the Region

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the European affairs commented about the objectives of the recent trip of Josep Burrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the countries of the region:” the trip was made within the framework of the movements and advancement of foreign and security policy of the European Union”.

Study of dimensions of the new law in France against Muslims and its consequences

Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to France said placing the Muslim community in this country within the framework of the radical Islamists and equal treatment with them are a big mistake by France, adding that this law will further provoke the Muslim community in France and will not entail the desirable outcomes for France.

Consequences of Joint US-Danish Espionage against European Allies

Strategic Council Online – Eight years after the controversial remarks of Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor, a new page has been opened in the case of European allies. Snowden’s revelations in 2012 unveiled a wide range of the country’s extensive cyber surveillance program. Washington’s recent spying on its top European allies has been known since Snowden’s revelation.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Different approaches of the United States and Europe towards China and Russia

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of European affairs says both the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States consider China and Russia as a big threat to the security and status of the United States in the global arena while European countries are trying to expand their relations with Moscow and increase their influence in that country in order to control Russia within its borders as it is a big neighbor of Europe.

Reasons for Biden-Macron Dispute over Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East Affairs, referring to the recent policies of the French President, Emmanuel Macron to get closer to Saudi Arabia after Joe Biden took office, said France wants to fill the gap caused by the United States to reduce its strong presence in the Middle East.

Objectives behind Nuclear Case-Building against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Former Iranian ambassador to Romania and Hungary, stating that some want to complicate the process of advancing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and create the conditions for other parties to gain more concessions from Iran, said: Opponents of improvement of Iran’s economic situation are trying to raise issues and create new conditions to make the implementation of JCPOA difficult and even impossible.

Consequences of Continued Protests for France and Europe

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments, referring to the continued protests of the French people against performance of the government of Emmanuel Macron and its effects on the decline of regional and international power in that country, said: Macron will continue to face other waves of dissatisfaction under different excuses and motives.

France Making Attempts to Regain Colonial Role in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former ambassador and Middle East affairs analyst says the roadmap drawn by France is a clear interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs, adding that what France is proposing is completely contrary to the goals of changing the structure or the Lebanese-Lebanese talks. Mr. Macron has entered the Lebanese arena with the false hope that he can take effective measure in the interest of France.

Macron Seeks Leadership of Europe, Independence from US

Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs believes that since the inauguration of Donald Trump, issues such as bringing NATO under question, the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union and the US President’s cooperation with China have become very controversial for European countries, especially France, and this issue has been raised that Europe should be independent of the United States and, in fact, stand on its own feet.

Dimensions and outcomes of Islamophobia campaign in Europe

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The Islamophobia campaign of the French President and leaders of some other European countries would cause a vicious circle of violence, radicalism and terrorist actions in Europe, says an expert of Europe affairs.

Clandestine Goals behind Growth of Anti-Islamism in the West

Strategic Council Online: The ruling secularists in France intend to widen the gap between Muslims and the West more than before in order to lead the trend of affairs to violence. Perhaps their analysis is that if the atmosphere is calm, Islam has good components for presenting its views to Western societies.

Players behind Resignation of Mustapha Adib

Strategic Council Online – The most likely scenario Lebanon is presently faced with is not to allow the prime minister proposed by Michel Aoun to form government in the absence of the consent of Saad Hariri, Fouad Siniora and Samir Geagea, and finally, with the widening of political vacuum, the Lebanese President will be forced to appoint Saad Hariri to form the government.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Middle East Affairs

Macron’s Attempt to Revive France’s Influence in West Asia

Strategic Council Online – A university professor, saying that Macron is trying to revive again France’s sphere of influence and historical role in West Asia, noted that if French policies are pursued in this region independent of the US, it could have an achievement for the foreign policy of this country. But, France does not have the power to act indepedntly of the US.

Hezbollah Is a Role Playing Reality in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat, referring to the different stances of France and the United States regarding the role and status of Hezbollah in Lebanon, said: Hezbollah is a 100% and undeniable reality that exists and is present in Lebanon. No action in this country can succeed without taking the role of Hezbollah into account.

West’s Agenda to Exploit Lebanese Bombing

Strategic Council Online – After the recent deadly blasts in Beirut, a clear scenario was followed by the Western media, including the American, as well as Zionist and Arab media to the effect that Hezbollah missiles were being kept in the said warehouse, which exploded due to heat. Riyadh even claimed that Hezbollah missiles had exploded following the Israeli missile strike, sparking propaganda that was denied by Seyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Corona’s Heavy Shadow over European Economy

Strategic Council Online: Countries such as Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, which have the highest rates of coronavirus and deaths, have experienced an extent of the decline in economic growth and economic power and rising budget deficits and debt levels since World War II that has been unprecedented.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs

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