Tag: Germany

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.

Sales of arms to Saudi Arabia; Western complicity in war crimes in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Military aggression continues against Yemen while countries such as the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Canada are accomplice to the crimes committed against the world’s most impoverished country of the region through the continued sale of arms and intelligence and logistical supports provided to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European issues

Greece Seeks Suspension of EU Customs Union with Turkey

Strategic Council Online: Tensions between Greece and Turkey in the East Mediterranean Sea have entered a complicated phase over Turkey’s measures regarding drillings and exploration activities in the region.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on Europe Affairs

US pressure for sanctioning Nord Stream 2

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The United States believes that the power of Russia’s influence in Europe would be multiplied when the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline goes on stream and European countries would become more dependant on cheap gas coming from Russia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European affairs

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan; from words to action

Strategic Council Online– Opinion: The fact of the matter is that the United States has a long presence in Afghanistan and the reason for such occupancy is not Afghanistan or Afghans per se but it is related to China, Russia, Iran and other US rivals in the region. It should be noted that Afghanistan enjoys a strategic status in the US foreign policy to contain China; therefore, if we differentiate between these two points, then the issue of the presence of the US in Afghanistan becomes clarified to a great extent.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi-Expert of Asia affairs

Possibility of Libya’s Disintegration Due to Foreign Intervention

Strategic Council Online – Regional players such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey are attempting to break up Libya and establish two different sovereignties in the country. Therefore, if the war continues, Libya like Sudan, may be divided into the two eastern and western parts.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Asian Affairs

Moscow’s Realistic Approach to Destructive US Approach on Iran

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst said Russia too has come to the conclusion that the US is pursuing a kind of pure international insurgency and is violating all the norms in the world. He said: Russia and Iran well understand each other’s interests under the status quo and both respect interests of each other that will guarantee continuation of cooperation.

Boris Johnson’s Scramble to Meet Challenges of Post-Brexit

Strategic Council Online – London is now in an ambiguous position because it is both about to secede completely from the European Union and it is not clear what trend the US will adopt towards Britain after its separation.
Ali Bigdeli – Expert on European 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.

Turkey’s Strategy in Defending Its Maritime Rights in the Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have been escalated apparently as a result of a simple competition over the possession of energy resources; but beyond these tensions lie the historical wounds and geopolitical origins.
Qadir Golkarian – Professor of University of Near East, Cyprus

US prevention from Europe’s role playing in Afghanistan peace process

Khalil Zad didn’t allow Europe to play the main role in the negotiations and faded Europe role in political process. Well, The European’s concerns about Afghanistan are not included in the US-Taliban agreement. European countries and the E.U use Iran and Afghanistan’s issues to answer the U.S unilateral actions.
Mostafa Hashemi – Afghanistan expert

Russia the Main Target in Transfer of American Troops from Germany to Poland

Strategic Council Online – Perhaps one of the goals of the United States in transferring troops from Germany to Poland is to divert Moscow’s attention to Russia’s western borders, forcing the Russians to spend a significant portion of their troops and equipment, as well as their military budgets on the western borders.
Seyed Reza Mirtaher – Expert in Military and Strategic Issues

Legal Reasons for US Humiliating Defeat in Security Council

Strategic Council Online – The United States suffered a humiliating legal defeat on August 14, 2020, when the Security Council did not adopt its proposal to extend specific arms embargoes on Iran, but what are the legal highlights of this failure?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

US Troops Withdrawal from Germany and Escalation of EU Divergence

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments said that the withdrawal of US troops from Germany is a policy to intensify divergence in the European Union, adding that when part of the US military is to be concentrated in other European countries and long-term military ties and agreements are established with the US, political differences and divisions within the EU will increase.

Germany, France Confront US in World Health Organization

Strategic Council Online – A European affairs analyst said that the decision by Germany and France to quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization was not only to support the positions of the organization but also to support multilateralism. He said the Europeans have announced that Trump will be in power as the president of the United States only for 100 more days and his position is weaker than he imagines.

EU Action in Line with Maintaining Unity, Solidarity

Strategic Council Online – An Iranian diplomat, stating that the agreement of European leaders on approving the budget to counteract the effects of the recession caused by the corona outbreak, was the cause of halting or slowing down the divergence process of the Union. He said: They did so in order to preserve Europe, and this is a message not only to the United States but to the whole world, that they are determined to preserve Europe from collapse and to boost its values and capabilities.

Factors Effective in Success Rate of Europe against Corona

Strategic Council Online – The lack of a unified policy in the European Union to combat the coronavirus epidemic has led each country to outline policies according to its capabilities. Of course, we should not forget the surprise faced by the EU countries about the widespread outbreak of this virus, which minimized the level of coordination between them.
Ali Bigdeli – European Affairs Researcher