Tag: IMF

Consequences of the US & China Struggles at the IMF

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become the latest struggle between the U.S. and China, this can be considered in line with the competitions of the two countries at global level; the struggle that shows global competition between the U.S. and China has extended to international organizations too. The attitude of the World Health Organization on Corona pandemic and its positions towards China’s responsibility are also indications that support the competition. Now, the more important question is; what will be the future of the IMF and which direction will it go along with other international bodies? How the financial and monetary markets will be affected?
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Director, Simorgh Development Group, Millennium Plan Think-tank

Dimensions, Perspective of Jordan, Iraq and Egypt Cooperation in “New Levant” Plan

Strategic Council Online – A researcher on Iraq affairs saying that Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan have strong economic incentives for trilateral cooperation within the framework of the “New Levant” plan, pointed to the challenges facing the cooperation of the three countries and noted: If the effectiveness of the agreement becomes clear to Iraq, there is the possibility that the cooperation may be extended to other political, security and military fields.

47th G7 Summit; Drafting Supporters in Post-Corona World!

Strategic Council Online – The 47th summit of the seven industrialized countries of the world was held, and its sessions were devoted to topics such as the recovery of the world economy in the post-Corona era, renewable energy and other global challenges. At the end of the meeting, the G7 leaders agreed to allocate one billion doses of Corona vaccine to poor countries. However, they did not agree to provide 100 billion dollars to the International Monetary Fund to help poor countries overcome the Covid-19 epidemic crisis. The G7 Summit also addressed other issues, which are briefly described below.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of political economy of development

Developments in Current Order in Global Financial System

Strategic Council Online – China, by applying the strategy of making countries indebted through loans or commodity financing, seeks to play a role similar to US domination over the global financial system during the reconstruction of the post-World War II Europe.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of Political Economy of Development

China’s Share in Global Economic Growth & Its Strategic Implications

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international economics, referring to the effects of the China-US macro rivalry on the world economy and politics said: In the future of the world’s political-economic system, we will be witness to a new Cold War and see a standoff between a different East and West. But, how long it would take, is unpredictable.

Western-Arab-Hebrew Axis Interests in Lebanese Crisis

Strategic Council Online – A university professor stressed that creating a political vacuum in Lebanon is the desire of the Western-Arab-Hebrew axis, saying that the instability of Lebanon is the main goal of foreign actors; because the instability of this country is directly related to the security of the Zionist regime.

Enemies of Resistance Axis Agenda to Confront Lebanese Hezbollah

Strategic Council Online – The United States, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia are now trying to create conditions to render the government of Hassan Diab ineffective through outside economic pressure and to provoke the people inside so that Lebanon’s Hezbollah too will come under pressure.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Behind the Scenes of New Unrest in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – An analyst on West Asian affairs said there were “obvious hands” among foreign countries as well as domestic political currents against the Lebanese government, adding that Hassan Diab’s government did not appear to be able to maintain the status quo and efforts are underway to overthrow his government and put the phase of confrontation with the Hezbollah on the agenda; So the next step will be very difficult for Lebanon.

Lebanon & Hezbollah Blackmailed by UNSC Tools

Strategic Council Online: The UN Security Council statement on the need for Hizbollah disarmament has been released concurrently with Lebanon’s talks with the International Monetary Fund. It seems that the UN Security Council, under pressure from the United States and the West, wants to enter a phase of blackmailing to make economic and financial support subject to the disarmament of the Hezbollah.
Hassan Hanizadeh- Middle East Affairs Expert

Reasons & Objectives behind Resumption of Lebanon Protests

Strategic Council Online: Foreign actors are taking advantage of the existing political currents in Lebanon to spark off internal riots with the aim of overthrowing the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and paving the way for Saad Hariri’s return to power. As a result, riots may spread in the future, and if this happens, the Diab administration will have to resign to avoid bloodshed.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

US Obstructions and Tarnishing IMF’s Reputation

Strategic Council Online: An expert on American affairs says Iran should be given priority in receiving a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to the sanctions, lack of access to its financial resources and in the face of the coronavirus crisis. He says except for the US sabotaging, the IMF has no technical pretext for not lending to Iran and this should be protested to by the international community.

Trump’s Disregard for Int’l Efforts to Lift Iran Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.

EU Performance on Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: European convergence has declined in recent years due to the Brexit or coming to power of right-wing parties, and today the outbreak of corona and its economic implications could deepen these crises and differences.
Alireza Thamoudi – European Affairs Expert

Post-Brexit British Challenges

Strategic Council Online: Leaving the European Union is not easy and for long years London will be facing complex negotiations ahead. Britain will lose the benefits it has had in agreements with the European Union and EU partners.
Abed Akbari – European Affairs Expert