Strategic Council Online—Interview: A professor of international relations at the University of Tehran says relations between the United States and China will not undergo a significant change during the Biden’s term in office as China has already passed the US redline.
Strategic Council Online – Despite warnings, Ronald Trump intends to reduce the number of American troops from Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of the deadline. He wants to be still influential in foreign and security policy, and intends to constrain his successor, Joe Biden. Withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, without coordination and acceptance of the responsibility, could have dangerous consequences for the region as well as for the European allies of the US.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Biden believes in the threats that Trump has made to US interests and national security over the past four years, such as threats to Iran, China, North Korea, or the threat posed by terrorism, but believes that the approach to face such threats is multilateral. That is to say, he will try again to revive transatlantic relations, including relations with Europe, whether, within the NATO, the European Union or bilateral relations, and also will advance the issue of Iran and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) within the framework of the same JCPOA mechanism.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst called the US failure to get the UN Security Council adopt an anti-Iran resolution one of the most obvious signs of the Trump administration’s political isolation in the international community. He considered this US move at the Security Council a tactical measure to open the way to resort to the “trigger mechanism”.
Strategic Council Online – A European affairs analyst said that the decision by Germany and France to quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization was not only to support the positions of the organization but also to support multilateralism. He said the Europeans have announced that Trump will be in power as the president of the United States only for 100 more days and his position is weaker than he imagines.
Strategic Council Online: The leaders of France and Germany on January 22 signed a pact renewing their countries’ friendship after 56 year. Thus, the two leaders announced their resolve to play a new role in the Green Continent.