Tag: France

Overview of Paris Intl. Conference & Perspective of Withdrawal of Russian and Turkish Forces from Libya

Strategic Council Online-Interview: Having commented on the role and importance of interferences of foreign players in Libya and challenges ahead of the elections in the country, an analyst of international affairs said:” as long as foreign forces will not withdraw from Libya there is no guarantee to hold healthy elections and it is unclear that when the result of the elections opposes the interests of military groups, how would they react?

Continuation of US Hostile Approach against Chinese Technology and Its Strategic Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of international affairs saying that despite US sanctions and restrictions, China will be deprived of gaining access to its advanced technologies, as well as its vast and important market, added: The United States is trying to cut the supply chain of Chinese companies and weaken the country’s ability to develop science, technology and economy.

European Use of Taiwan Leverage; Cautious Subordination to US Chinophobia Approach

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of European affairs said that the recent visit of the European Parliament delegation to Taiwan can be assessed as a very conservative and cautious move in line with accompanying the US policy of Chinophobia, adding: The Europeans are trying to manage the game with China with regard to their own interests, and given the distrust against the United States, they will not change their relationship with China all at once.

Post- Brexit challenges for Britain

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The former Iranian ambassador to Ireland says that Britain is not trying to fully resolve the existing crises regarding the Brexit, and especially the issue of Ireland, and uses it as a lever of pressure and instrument, adding that the country will use all its tools and facilities to prevent the re-union of the two Irelands so that it can implement its policies in the region.

Post-Brexit Challenges for Britain and European Union

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of European affairs saying that the post-Brexit had an impact on the shape of Britain’s bilateral relations with other EU countries, added: Brexit has been a lose-lose game for the EU and Britain.

Turkey’s concern and opposition to Greece-France arms cooperation

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Relations between Turkey and Greece as two NATO members have experienced intense tensions in recent years, with both sides accusing each other of inciting the other. Relations deteriorated sharply last year, with warships in the eastern Mediterranean clashing over maritime borders and energy rights. Athens and Ankara came close to a military confrontation last year in a dispute over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey called on Greece to adopt peaceful political solutions, not aggressive ones.
Mahmoud Fazeli—International issues analyst

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

Turkish economy; Opportunities and challenges ahead

Strategic Council Online—Interview: Explaining the most important opportunities and challenges facing the Turkish economy, the head of the Iran-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry said “Although Turkey has made progress in trade and exports, especially during the 19 years of Erdogan and his party in power, however the presence of more than 70 foreign banks in Turley could turn into an economic crisis for the country if sanctions are imposed.

Intensification of Tensions between Russia –NATO; behind the Scene

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Concerning the recent tensions between Russia and NATO which took place followed by the expel of eight diplomats of Russian Representation in Brussels, an expert on the European affairs said:” The U.S. and Eastern European countries have always been and are still seeking for a pretext to heat up the cold war with Russia. Therefore, expelling the Russian diplomats from European capitals and recently Brussels is interpreted within the escalated tension level kept with Russia and not to marginalize the issue of relations with Russia in the European Union.

Dangers of Geopolitical Change in Caucasus; Importance of 3+3 Joint Consultations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior researcher at the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies saying that the Russians do not have a similar Iranian perception of the level of threat that would lead to fundamental geopolitical change in the Caucasus, noted: If the corridor sought by Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan is created by military action or threat, the balance of power in the region as a whole will change, and Russia will certainly suffer greatly.

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

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

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)

Implications of Armenia’s Complaint against Republic of Azerbaijan At Intl. Court Of Justice

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Caucasus and Turkey affairs, referring to the reports that Armenia has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice, accusing the Republic of Azerbaijan of putting Armenians under racial discrimination “for decades” and this is contrary to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which both countries have signed and said: This move by Armenia will not be of much benefit to the country in the short term. This is because the procedure in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is such that after a complaint is filed by Armenia, the Court must approve its jurisdiction by a majority of votes, and if no such majority is formed, the Court will refuse to continue the proceedings.

Prospects of Europe-US relations in view of intensified differences over the Aukus Pact

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A professor at the University of Tehran called the recent tensions between France and the United States over the Aukus pact affect NATO cooperation and said that the alliance between Britain, Australia and the United States was being analyzed in the context of the Cold War with China and Europe does not have a good memory of it due to being ignored in the Cold War.

Analysis of Lebanese Prime Minister’s Position against Fuel Import by Hezbollah

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon commented on the remarks made by Lebanese Prime Minister as saying Iranian fuel shipments imported by the initiative of Hezbollah was a breach of Lebanon’s national sovereignty, as completely biased and in line with meeting the West’s satisfaction. He added:” Having made a miscalculation, Lebanese Prime Minister conceives that such positions could minimize the pressures against Lebanon”.

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”.