Tag: Middle East

West’s Strategic Reflections on “Eastern Threat”

Strategic Council Online – “The post-corona era is a space for hostility in the areas of trade, finance, economics and administration,” a university professor said, referring to NATO Secretary-General’s warning of China’s future threat to the West. “These tensions have begun and cannot be ignored in the relations of the great powers,” he said.

Reasons for US Military Buildup in South China Sea

Strategic Council Online – Developments in recent years in the South China Sea, namely China’s efforts to increase its maritime territory by building artificial islands and claiming ownership of some islands in the sea that have caused some controversy with neighboring countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and the like has led the United States, along with its allies Australia and Britain, to increase its military presence in the South China Sea.
Reza Mirtaher – American Affairs Expert

Consolidation of China- Zionist Regime Cooperation under US Control

Strategic Council Online: Given Tel Aviv-Washington relations and their long-standing alliance, as well as the hostility and escalation of tensions between China and the United States, it can be said that Israeli-Chinese relations are fully calculated and Tel Aviv would enter into any deal with China by taking into account US sensitivities.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Asian Affairs Expert

Post-Corona and International Economic Outlook

Strategic Council Online: A professor of political economy, referring to the economic consequences of the corona epidemic for the international economy, said: “The post-corona era is not a time to be dependent on Europe and the United States, and in the near future we will see Asian powers will increase their developmental process and economic power at higher speed and strength in the international arena.”

New Strategy of Hebrew-Arab-Western Front in Syria

Strategic Council Online: The US-led Hebrew-Arab-Western axis, which has failed to contain the Resistance Axis in the political and security spheres, has entered the military phase, namely the escalation of the Zionist regime’s attacks and the resurgence of ISIS in Syria.
Hossein Ajorlou – Middle East Affairs Expert

Falling Oil Prices & Decline of Militarism in the MENA

Strategic Council Online: An expert on political economy said that until now the treasury of the Persian Gulf Arab states was the unofficial treasury of the Americans, adding that this type of funding will practically be cut with the falling oil prices because the Arab states themselves are faced with budget deficits and cannot afford supporting US terrorist schemes in the region.

Strategic Outcome of Escalating Intervention by Foreign Actors in Libya

Strategic Council Online: Referring to the war of words between Turkey and the UAE over Libya, a university professor said that the rivalry that has taken place between the two groups in Libya is an endless game in which neither side will succeed in becoming influential powers in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. He said if this trend continues they will not be total victors in Libya.

Power Seeking of Saudi Crown Prince in the shadow of Corona Global Crisis

Strategic Council Online: An expert on Middle East affairs citing the global outbreak of the corona crisis, as well as the news on the arrest and restriction of the Saudi Crown Prince’s opponents under the pretext of quarantine, said: Bin Salman has tried to take advantage of the conditions caused by the coronavirus and eliminate his opponents. Re-adoption of conservative policies after a round of unsuccessful experience with political ambitions seems to put Saudi Arabia more focused on the economy. Accordingly, such an atmosphere could pave the way for greater engagement with Iran

New Crises and a Tough Test for Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online: The developments occurring in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks for quantitative and qualitative reasons are considerably detached from the traditional process, based on general and current standards in the country. Meantime, some observers and analysts evaluate the situation of political trends in Saudi Arabia to be different from the previous years.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former Iranian Ambassador

Effective Components of Global Oil Market Supply & Demand

Strategic Council Online: In the context of global oil demand, corona epidemic has the greatest impact on future demand, and the likelihood that global oil demand will continue to be small in the next three months is high.
Reza Majidzadeh – Developmental Political Economy Researcher

Consequences of Corona Crisis in Int’l Relations and Opportunities Ahead

Strategic Council Online: “With the decline in US focus on foreign affairs and adoption of a controversial approach towards its allies, we will soon see more gaps in the alliance on the two sides of the Atlantic and greater independence of Europe,” said an expert on international affairs, referring to the corona pandemic.

Trump and Growing Insecurity of US Bases in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: Analyzing the US decision-making process to respond to the attack on Iraq’s al-Taji base, a university professor stressed that Americans are trying to restore the containment policy against Iran. There are people who have come to the conclusion that the policy of maximum pressure on Iran has failed and they want to encourage Trump to take military action, but Trump will not accept these views in the US presidential election year.

Iran-UK Post-Brexit Relations

Strategic Council Online: A university professor has said that Brian Hook’s trips to Europe with an anti-Iranian agenda do not carry the weight of the past three years and the US has concluded that the sanctions strategy has literally failed. He added that the strategy of communicating with the UK should be put on the agenda and various aspects of cooperation should be considered.

Russia-Turkey Agreement and Prospect of Sustained Ceasefire in Idlib

Strategic Council Online: An expert on Middle East affairs said that the ceasefire agreement between Russia and Turkey is more likely to be in Syria’s favour. He said, given Turkey’s plight in Syria as well as the capability of the Syrian government and army to drive foreign forces out of their country, Turkey has to accept a new agreement.

Corona and the Need for Regional, Global Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: The world has been in the throes of Corona Disease (COVID-19) since late 2019: A malicious virus, which can have many lessons for the vulnerable world. Within a short time, it crosses global boundaries and enters other spaces affected by economic entanglement and spatial functions.
Ebrahim Romina, Assistant Professor of Political Geography and Geopolitics, Tarbiat Modares University

Assassination of General Soleimani and Reverse Results for America

Strategic Council Online: A university professor outlining the domestic and regional grounds of US assassination of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani said: “With this assassination, the US strategy towards Iran has changed and they think they have made a great achievement.”

Deal of Century an Opportunity for Islamic States to Cooperate in Defense of Palestine

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst, pointing out the dimensions of the so-called Deal of the Century scheme, emphasized: Compared to the Oslo Process the scheme does not have an advantage and the economic development promised to the Palestinians is in vain and sounds like a joke. The unveiling of the traitorous Deal of the Century is an opportunity for the unity of the Islamic Ummah and cooperation between Islamic governments in defending the rights of the Palestinian people.

Berlin Conference: Scene of Rivalry and Profit Seeking of Different Actors in Libya

Strategic Council Online: Despite the presence of representatives of the four major international organizations, the Berlin Conference was a venue for the rivalry of various big players and profit-seeking of European powers over its resources rather than showing conciliation and convergence on a ceasefire and peace in Libya.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African Affairs Expert

Perspective of Saudi-Syrian Relations

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst says Saudi Arabia seeks an opportunity to return to the Syrian scene, adding however that the role played by certain Arab states against Syria cannot be erased from the memory of Syrian nation and government.

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