Tag: International system

An Analysis of the Changing Nature of Coalitions in the International System

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Governments, as key players in the international system, seek to survive, achieve security, and or secure interests and accumulate power. In the chaotic environment of the international system, in terms of threats, conflicts, or in order to secure interests and influence, states unite, line up, and form a coalition “with” or “against” other states.
Abed Akbari-Expert of international issues

The Most Tense Period of Russia-UK Relations

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Russia’s refusal to extend the visa of a BBC journalist in recent years has caused new tension in the relations between Moscow and London.
Alireza Samoodi-Expert of European issues

Reasons for Group 7 Opposition to Vaccination Funding for Poor States

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs, commenting on the indifference of the G7 leaders to the global calls for allocating billions of pounds to end the shortage of Corona vaccine in poor countries said: The recent G7 meetings to decide whether to help the world’s poor countries fight with the Coronavirus have remained a mere political and media maneuver.

An Analysis of Biden’s National Security Document and Its Difference from Trump Era

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the threats mentioned in the interim national security document of the Biden administration, said: This document emphasizes the competition between the great powers and the threat of changing the distribution of power in the international system and in the US foreign policy, unlike in the past, terrorism and extremism are no longer the primary threat to the US national security.

Biden’s Objectives in Escalating Confrontational Policy with China

Strategic Council Online – The United States began its confrontation with China more explicitly and objectively during the Donald Trump era than the Obama administration; and the Biden administration seems to be pursuing Trump policies, as the United States is well aware that it is now in a good position to compete with China, while China must continue its economic growth and development for at least another two decades to be in a good position to compete.
Dr. Tahmoureth Gholami – Expert on the US Affairs

US Deeply Concerned about Stronger Iran-China Relations

Strategic Council Online – Many countries are redefining their previous relations with the Western bloc and paying much more attention to countries in the East, such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and even Russia because they know that in the 21st century, the world economic development revolves around Asian major powers.

UN Task to Prevent Collapse of International System

Strategic Council Online – A university professor emphasized that the UN Secretary-General’s statement that the world was out of balance was a fact he had raised given the seriousness of the issue: “The time has arrived to reorganize the world order anew and prevent crises such as the World War.

post-Corona EU and Room for A Stronger Role

Strategic Council Online — An expert on European affairs said the current situation and the coronavirus crisis are by far more dangerous than any previous crisis for the crisis-hit European Union, adding “yet the idea that the EU might collapse as a result of these crises is naïve and fanatical.”

China and Russia: Strategic Relations or Strategic Rivalry?

Strategic Council Online: An expert on Russian affairs, said that China and Russia not only have opposing interests sometimes but could be rivals on other times. “Although the leaders of the two countries term ties as strategic but in the opinion of theorists China-Russia relations are not strategic.”

Iranian Foreign Policy Facing a Test of Realism

Strategic Council Online: Given the US maximum pressure policy, the continuation of Iran’s policy of “neither talks nor war” is one of the instances that reflect a realistic approach in Tehran’s foreign policy.
Dr. Abdollah Moradi – University Professor and Defense and Security Analyst

US-Russia Arms Race and Scenarios Ahead

Strategic Council Online: The most sensible scenario is for the Russians not to enter the field of heavy arms competition with Washington, on the one hand because of their historical experience and on the other because of the large gap between the US military budget and the Russian military budget.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian affairs

Washington’s Instrumental Approach towards International Institutions

Strategic Council Online: The outlook of the two main parties in the United States is to maintain the country’s leadership and America’s global status; but one view holds that organizations and institutions will prevent this from happening, and the other view is that compliance with international organizations will help maintain and boost America’s standing and its legitimacy.
Tahmoures Gholami – American Affairs Expert

Reasons for Escalation of US-EU Divide

Strategic Council Online: The United States has shown in different terms, especially under Donald Trump that it does not regard Europe a close ally; withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, pulling out of many trade treaties, and leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) contrary to the wishes of European governments indicates that the political and historical bonds between the two sides of the Atlantic are fading, because their common interests have diminished.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert