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.

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

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

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