Tag: European countries

OPEC Plus; Prospects of Renewed Cooperation to Raise Oil Prices

Strategic Council Online: The new OPEC Plus agreement was reached at a time when even zero sums was experienced in the market. From this perspective OPEC Plus countries have agreed to prevent a recurrence of such a situation, but as soon as they feel the conditions in the global oil market are back to normal, they may be tempted to violate the agreement. At the same time, the conditions for increasing demand do not seem to be stable and continuous, and it is possible that corona pandemic leave its impacts on the oil market again out of the need to impose quarantine and close part of its production and service activities.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Political and Economic Development

Necessity of Countering Occupation of West Bank by Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online: “There is a difference of opinion between the United States and the Zionist regime in declaring the decision on annexation of the West Bank to the occupied territories,” said a university professor, adding that Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that he would not wait for the talks to start and will annex these areas to the Zionist regime. He wants to mobilize the public opinion in his favor so that he can save himself from this situation by influencing his legal prosecution.

Economic Competition of Powers in Libya

Strategic Council Online: Libya’s good economic opportunities have led European states to enter into serious disputes with each other in their bid to dominate Libya, each secretly and openly supporting one of the parties involved in Libya, or like the London government play a significant role in the ongoing Libyan conflict through their interventions in the Arab world and through the use of Arab reaction on their behalf.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Consequences of Elimination of USD from China Commodity Exchange

Strategic Council Online: The removal of the US dollar from trading on the China Commodity Exchange, given its significant contribution to the financing of European, Latin American and even African goods, means that global demand for the USD will decline. A drop in global demand for the USD would weaken the value of the currency and further destabilize its position as the dominant international currency.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher

Consequence of Corona Crisis in Transatlantic Relations

Strategic Council Online: A university professor said that corona could provide a platform for US cooperation with Europe. But, he added, Trump’s stance on the World Health Organization and other countries exposed the policy weakness of his administration and his failure to take advantage of this opportunity to consolidate his position and make up for inefficiencies.

Reasons for Rise in World Military Expenditures and Future Prospects

Strategic Council Online: It seems that India and China will continue arms purchases in the coming years, but countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia or some European states whose economies have been hurt by the corona outbreak are forced to adapt to the new conditions and turn a blind eye to the US pressures to buy weapons in the last few months to the US presidential election.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Geopolitical Affairs Expert

Implications of Corona Escalation for United States

Strategic Council Online: An Iranian diplomat says the impact and implications of the coronavirus can be very broad and unimaginable in the world and in the United States. He said the repercussions of the corona crisis were visible in both global systems, the democratic system and authoritarian systems in the United States, and the US President, in reality, exposed the weaknesses of both systems in handling the coronavirus crisis.

Europe Concerned about West’s Decline and EU’s Uncertain Future

Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations, explaining the reasons for Europe’s and America’s disagreement over the “West’s decline”, said Europe believes Britain’s departure from the EU would add to the transatlantic burden, undermining Europe’s role. They are worried that the United States and Britain will abandon Europe more than before, so what the Europeans see as the decline of the West is not so irrational.