Tag: Joe Biden

Challenges Facing Democrats on Biden’s Declining Popularity

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs says the Democrats are facing the challenge of unpopularity and are likely to lose seats in the mid-term congressional elections. He added: The internal situation in the United States is very chaotic for a variety of reasons, and its distorted image has negatively affected its soft power in the world.

Saudi Arabia & the Zionist Regime; challenges & Concerns ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Saudi Arabia policy versus the Zionist regime has always been impressed by domestic, regional and international elements as well as components. While the authorities of Al Saud have always tried to turn Palestinian issue as the axis of their Arabic – Islamic policy to draw a macro image of the so-called concerns of the kingdom, they have kept their connecting channels active for the development of their clandestine relations with the Zionist regime.
Kamran Karami, Researcher of Arabic Peninsula issues

US Objectives behind Prolonging Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are several indications that the United States is seeking to “prolong the war” in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Consequences of Probable U.S. Measure in Branding Ansarallah as Terrorist

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Biden who made effort during first few days of his presidency in February 2021 to put an end to destructive Yemen war with deleting Ansarallah from the list of so-called terrorist groups, recently and following the official request of UAE has ordered his security team to study the listing of Ansarallah once again in the U.S. Black List!
Barsam Mohammadi, Expert of regional issues

US Approach to North Korea Missile Test

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs commenting on the White House approach to the North Korea supersonic missile tests said: At present, the only tool available to the US is sanctions, but even Washington knows that it cannot resort to the option of war in order to solve the North Korean problem and the only option is the same option of diplomacy.

Causes & Consequences of North Korea Missile Tests

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: As a legacy of Cold War era, prevailing concern over Korean peninsula is among challenges which has continued to date even after the (cold) war finished between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani, Expert on China issues

Prospects of Talks to Revive JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs, commenting on the Western team’s approach to the Vienna talks, including Europe and the United States, said: During Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States and Europe had fundamental differences on a variety of issues, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); because the Europeans did not really agree with the US withdrawal from the JCPOA; but since Joe Biden took office, differences between Washington and Brussels have narrowed down in many areas, including the case of the JCPOA; therefore, now that the talks have reached a critical stage, all sides are bargaining for giving less concessions and gaining more points.

Perspective; Escalation of Tensions between Russia & the U.S. on Ukraine

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commented on the last situation of tensions between Russia and the U.S. on Ukraine as saying:” new tensions between Russia and the U.S. started about a year ago. However, the crisis on Ukraine dates back to 2014 when in the course of unrests took place in Kiev, the capital, with the assistance of Western-oriented forces in the country, Victor Yanukovych, the president was forced to resign and a Western-oriented government took office in Ukraine”.

U.S. Instrumental Use of Human Rights to Exert Pressure on China

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Further to Tiananmen Square incidents in 1989 and afterwards, criticism against Beijing’s attitudes in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and other regions in China have been among the U.S. pivots of exerting pressure against China. As tensions increased in other fields during the recent years, the U.S. having resorted to human rights issues, attempted to mount pressures against China.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani, Expert on Asia Affairs

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

Quad; Strategic Partnership in Soft Confrontation with China

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden recently met with prime ministers of Australia, Japan and India in the United States. It was in 2007 that the first meeting of the Quad Group (the US, Australia, Japan and India) was held in New York in order to confront China’s growing power in the two diplomacy and security areas in Indo-Pacific region.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank

Consequences of Virtual Meeting of China-US Presidents

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs commenting on the recent video call between the presidents of China and the United States said: Basically when the tension between the big powers is increasing, communication channels are very necessary and useful to prevent miscalculation and escalation of tension.

Assessment of Beijing Policy on Strategic Competition between China & the U.S.

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that China believes that her relations with Washington should be transformed to stabled and healthy ones to confront effectively with global challenges, a university professor said:” the route that China has defined to exploit her interests in the future of the global system is based on multilateral policy and diplomacy.

Consequences of the conspiracy of “insecuritizing” Iraq and the need for vigilance against it

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Iraq has entered a new round of political, security and field developments. The safe and peaceful conduct of the parliamentary elections and the announcement of the final results, which in the broadest sense were in the national interest of Iraq, not only did not meet US expectations; Rather, there appeared in spite of the efforts of the United States and some Arab regimes in the region to abort the elections.
Hamid Khoshayand—Expert of regional issues

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.

Explicit and Critical Virtual Summit Meeting of the U.S. and China Leaders

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Senior officials of the United States and bipartisan consensus at Congress have specified the economic power and rising military strength of China as the main challenge that the national security of the United States faces.
Mohsen Sharif Khodaee- Analyst, International Issues

US Objectives Behind Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Its Strategic Implications in Yemen War

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Director General for Middle East Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that weapons that the United States sells to Saudi Arabia have been effective in preventing Ansarollah’s advance, but does not determine the fate of the Yemen war, noted: Biden has backtracked on what he had claimed in his first foreign policy speech, based on ending all support for offensive operations in the Yemen war, including arms sales to Saudi Arabia with an aim of ending the war.

Consequences of the US Competition with Russia & China

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on Asian affairs commented on gaining power of Russia and China and their confrontation with the U.S. and said:” in the light of new changes emanated from the emergence of new powers, the international system has been placed at the threshold of a new era, in which powers like China and Russia are activists in international system and have managed to increase their share of power resources. This has caused for the U.S. a new and of course, serious challenge that can endanger the status of the country”.

Behind the Scenes of US-Saudi Arms Deal

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior researcher of international affairs commenting on Joe Biden’s recent decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia said: Since Joe Biden was opposed to the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and had also announced it, therefore his current move has raised questions; although his administration officials have told him that those weapons are defensive, not offensive.