Tag: Germany

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.

Perspective; Spiraling Tensions between Poland & European Union

Strategic Council Online-Interview: Having stated that it seems the “honey moon” of statesmen of peripheral countries of Europe to the European Union has finished, a university professor said: “If the Polish government wants to insist on exiting the European Union, it will face expanding and widespread internal riots in which the youth will play a pivotal role”.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Turkey’s Strategic Targets in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, stating that Turkey has a strategic and economic motivation to be present in Afghanistan, suggested that in the near future we will be witness to the extensive talks between the Taliban and Turkey.

Afghanistan Crisis and European Positions

Strategic Council Online – Note: The NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan, which began after 9/11 incident under the pretext of “war on terrorism”, two decades after the mission, the Taliban’s rapid advance has prompted various countries, including NATO members, to rush to withdraw their diplomatic delegations, staff and citizens from the territory of that country. Western troops stationed in Afghanistan have trained the Afghan army for years, but the training has not been enough, and the reason why the Afghan army has failed to defend the capital against the Taliban remains unclear. The head of the Council of Europe does not see the situation in Afghanistan as a successful narrative for the international community and is considering how the EU can use its influence in international relations to defend its interests.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs

NATO & US Strategic Mistakes in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An Afghanistan expert commented on gaining power of Taliban as the cause of performance and strategic mistakes made by NATO and the US. He said:” with granting political legitimacy to Taliban, the US made the internal status of Afghanistan more complicated and endangered the stability and security of the region.

The message of European leaders to Russia; affected by strategic differences of the two sides

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.

Belarus; Another challenge in relations between the EU and Russia

Strategic Council Online- Relations between Brussels and Minsk has entered into a new challenge within the past few days. Belarussian government made the Ryan Air flight, flying from Greece to Lithuania carrying Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist of Belarus government, to land at Minsk International Airport escorted by a fighter jet. European leaders have called the measure of Lukashenko as hijacking. On the other side, Lukashenko considers the imposition of sanctions by the EU as an effort to instigate his domestic opponents and to destabilize Belarus.
Alireza Samoodi, European Analyst

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

Dimensions of German Genocide in Namibia, Acceptance of Responsibility

Strategic Council Online – Nearly one hundred years after the mass killing of the Herero and Nama tribes by German troops during the Namibian occupation, German Foreign Minister Haiku Moss officially acknowledged the atrocities committed by the German military in Namibia and the “genocide” in that country. According to the minister, Germany’s goal is to erase the memory of the massacres from the minds of the survivors of the victims. ‘We are pleased to be able to reach an agreement with Namibia on dealing with the darkest part of our common history. Recognizing this negligence and our request for compensation is an important step in repairing the remnants of this crime’.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Europe’s Confusion in Relations with Russia

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs said that in Europe we are witnessing a kind of confusion and also differences among various factions towards Russia, adding: Europe’s strategy towards Russia is first to guarantee supply over demand and then to extend this style of agreement to other contentious issues, including human rights or conflicting interests in Eastern Europe.

Analysis of European Human Rights with Regard to Palestinian Cause

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the opposition of some European governments, including France and Germany, to holding anti-Israel demonstrations and supporting the Palestinian people, said: European governments have shown that they pursue a contradictory policy on human rights, the clear example of which is their controversial view which can be seen on the question of Palestine and Israel. Their recent measures in banning rallies in support of the Palestinian people show that they only claim freedom of expression and support of human rights.