Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs believes that containment of China and reshuffle of US strategy in the Middle East are Biden’s top priorities. Although prior to the return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) there are other issues among Biden’s priorities, however, there is the possibility that he would return to the JCPOA sooner than the expected time.
Tag: Middle East
Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump’s presidency has disrupted global relations and in part reflects the problematic position of the United States in international politics. By returning to multilateralism and following the policies of other US presidents prior to Trump, Joe Biden will seek to revitalize to some extent the role of the American leadership in global affairs, including the fight against the Coronavirus.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online: Riyadh, being concerned about the weakening of its strategic relations with the United States under Biden’s presidency, is attempting to continue to portray Iran as an unstabilazer element and a threat to the security in the region by offering free concessions to the West, especially the US, by selling oil and consequently, large-scale military purchase in order to ensure the preservation of Riyadh’s strategic relations with Washington.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: The strategic approach of the United States towards the Middle East shall not undergo substantial changes during the Biden administration, an analyst of West Asia affairs said, adding that however, the tactical approach of Joe Biden would have fundamental differences with his predecessor.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on Europe affairs believes that if the EU was to fully approach China, in the post-Trump period it would cause them harm and would lead to more transatlantic gap. To this end, Europe has taken a double-standard policy towards China.
Strategic Council Online: At present, part of Turkey’s tensions with neighbouring countries and its surrounding areas are rooted in the “geopolitical coordinates and characteristics” of that country.
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
Strategic Council Online: Continuation of the military conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which started on September 27, 2020 due to the military movements of the Republic of Azerbaijan to retake its territories, can be discussed from various points of view.
Dr. Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russia Affairs
Strategic Council Online: A university professor, stating that Saudi Arabia claims to have achieved concessions for the Palestinians, concessions that may never be realized in practice, said: Normalization of relations between Arab regimes and the Zionist regime will certainly not lead to lasting peace. Because, Palestine has simply turned into a scoring ground for other players and their issue has been ignored.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A Shahid Beheshti University scholar says the present rivalry between China and the United States is an effort to attract more markets, adding that the economic dependence and mutual needs of the two countries would prevent a military confrontation between them.
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.
Strategic Council Online – Following the signing of the controversial agreement between Egypt and Greece on the demarcation of water borders in the Eastern Mediterranean, the two countries agreed to complete the demarcation process. The agreement allows the two countries to use natural resources available in the intended economic zone and explore oil and natural gas. In the agreement in question, the maritime rights of the two parties have been specified to some extent and details of the maritime borders will be determined in the outcome of the future negotiations.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online – A senior analyst at the Watson Institute Brown University says why the US election would not be predictable until the last hours and the 2020 election could be unprecedented in US history. In an interview with the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations website, Charles Freeman also answered questions about the White House’s behind-the-scene goals in activating the trigger mechanism against Iran and the consequences of the normalization of relations between the Arab states and the Zionist regime in regional arrangements.
Strategic Council Online – Now that under the present situation of Palestine, the UAE and Bahrain have accepted Israel as a reality, under the US support, it is considered a clear betrayal of the Palestinian people and aspiration.
Qasem Mohebali – Expert on Middle East Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on US affairs said if Trump loses or does not win by a landslide vote, he may not accept the election result and take it to the court, adding that in that case, we may probably witness some violence.
Strategic Council Online – The Indian government with a strong sense of distinction, has evaluated the implications of the UAE and Bahrain agreement with Israel on normalization of ties, the launch of inter-Afghan negotiations and Iran-China agreement on its interests, and is trying to reduce the negative impacts of these events on New Delhi.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs
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
Strategic Council Online – Explaining the geopolitical complexities in the Eastern Mediterranean, a faculty member said: “One of the concerns about this region, especially in Europe, is the addition of this crisis to the Middle East security crisis which due to Europe’s geographical proximity to the region, it will have negative consequences for Europe.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that what the Americans are saying in terms of achieving their goals or changing the course of peace in the Middle East is more propaganda and media feed, adding “The Arab states of the Persian Gulf have considerations and they know that this action will have serious consequences for them.”
Strategic Council Online – A Saudi affairs analyst, stating that part of the concerns about Saudi Arabia is regarding the possibility of Wahhabi extremist groups coming to power, said that the international community can address the concerns of Saudi Arabia by fully and effectively monitoring the activities of the nuclear core and define clear lines for Saudi Arabia to move towards energy production from this industry.