Tag: Middle East

France’s New Look to the East to Save Europe

Strategic Council Online: A university professor of geopolitics, citing French President’s criticism of America’s uncoordinated role in NATO and the weakness of its coalition, views the statements made by Macron a change in Western line of thinking about the modern world and the United States. He says Iran should not halt working with Europe, but should act like a dove, with one wing dedicated to cooperation with Europe and the other wing devoted to East with China playing the central role so that we can develop the country.

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

Prerequisites of Possible Iran-Saudi Dialogue

Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Department Director General of the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it may be better for Iran and Saudi Arabia to talk directly and without mediation. “If Iran and Saudi could reach agreement on a framework both the US influence will decline in the region and the big powers that are interested in getting stronger and seek tension and escalation of regional competitions will become weaker in playing their game,” he said.

Practical Failure of Security for Oil Policy

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs expert says the Saudi policy is one of destructive proxy policy, adding that the Saudi behavior is a function of the policies of the United States, the West and the Zionist regime. He further pointed out that despite Saudi policy of “buying security from the US”, the recent strike on Saudi oil facilities showed the weakness of the military-security structure of the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Zionist Regime’s Election Crisis and Options Ahead

Strategic Council Online: Former Director General for Middle East Affairs at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs, outlining the Zionist regime’s options to exit the current impasse, said: “Given the situation, the Tel Aviv government has suffered a meltdown and is unlikely to resolve it easily.” Qasem Mohebali said Netanyahu’s fall from power is still uncertain, noting that neither Netanyahu nor his rival Benny Gantz, the leader of the Blue and White center-right party, have won enough seats in parliament to form a government. Even if they form a coalition they cannot win more than half of the Knesset with 120 seats, he noted.

Developments in Sudan: Future Prospect

Strategic Council Online: The possibility of power transfer to civilians and the formation of a democratic government in Sudan are very far-fetched; the only possible thing is for a democratic government to take over for a short period of time.
Hassan Hanizadeh – West Asian Affairs expert