Tag: Nord Stream 2

The West’s Interest to the Attrition of the Russian War in Ukraine

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ukraine crisis is one the important issues before Biden’s Administration in the field of foreign policy which is considered in a way as the continuation of crisis in Crimea peninsula annexed to Russia in 2014.
Dr. Fatemeh Nekoo Laal Azad, Expert of international issues

Macron’s Unsuccessful Visit to Russia & Failure of France’s Effort on Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated in the course of crises over Ukraine, Russia managed to act so powerfully to make the French President visit Moscow, a Tehran University professor said:” it seems that Russian President in his meeting did not find Europe capable and serious enough to play an effective role concerning de-escalation in connection with Ukraine. That’s why he employed the leverage to recognize the independence of the two republics of Ukraine”.

Impact of French Alignment with European Commission on Advancement of Independent European Defense Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Europe affairs, believes that Emmanuel Macron has not had a successful economic record in the past five years, noting that if he can lead Europe to an independent defense-security arrangement, he will use it in the election campaign; but despite Europe’s numerous challenges, the EU does not seem to be able to easily achieve its security goals on the basis of an independent defense policy.

New German Govt. Policy; Accompanying US in Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of international affairs said that the future of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is in a state of ambiguity, adding: The new coalition government in Germany, by suspending the operational process of the pipeline, is effectively moving in the direction intended by Washington and trying to use it as a pressure tool to prevent possible Russian measures against Ukraine.

EU and Energy Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The European Union is currently facing an unprecedented rise in energy prices which could hamper economic recovery after the Coronavirus epidemic in the Union, limit household incomes, and even challenge the so-called green transition. A set of market, geographical and political components has created the current unfavorable conditions.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on European affairs

Perspectives of the US sanction war against Russia

Strategic Council Online- Dialogue: Seyed Reza Mir-Taher, an expert of international developments explained the different aspects of the US economic and political war against Russia, especially in the sanction field. He said:” Since 2014, Russia has adopted an eye towards East policy and tries to divert its economic and trade relations from EU towards the block of non-Western countries and thus minimize the destructive impacts of the US and EU sanctions.

Strategic considerations in Russia’s attacks and defenses against Ukraine

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russia affairs says the recent military movements of Russia near the border with Ukraine were a reaction to the feeling of threat posed by Washington against Moscow, adding that Russian officials tried to preempt what they had predicated about a change in the US policy towards Moscow during the Biden presidency.

Russia-Europe Relations: Partner or Competitor?

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs believes that a series of developments occurred in the Russian-European relations over the past three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union show that European and American governments see Russia not as a partner but as a rival.

The perspective of Moscow-Europe relations

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The relations between Moscow and the European Union has reached its lowest since the Cold War after developments in 2014 which resulted in the accession of Crimea to the Russian soil, Russian intervention in the civil war of Syria, alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 US presidential elections which resulted in the victory of Donald Trump and ultimately allegations to poison Alexi Navalny the harsh Kremlin critic and his detention of imposition of sanctions.
Mahmood Fazeli-expert of international issues

Trend of Global Political Economy Promises Formation of Multipolar World

Strategic Council Online – A political economy analyst, referring to the common interests between the EU presidency, that is Germany, and China, said: The Germans are working in favour of China, and the growth in the trade figures of China-Europe relations shows the direction of future lineups in the world.

US pressure for sanctioning Nord Stream 2

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The United States believes that the power of Russia’s influence in Europe would be multiplied when the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline goes on stream and European countries would become more dependant on cheap gas coming from Russia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European affairs

Europe’s Fear and Hope in Approaching Russia

Strategic Council Online: Despite all the American pressures, Europeans are aware that Russia is their big neighbor and whether the US agrees or disagrees, they are not in a position to overlook their strategic neighbor although on certain occasions it could be a security threat for Europe.
Morteza Makki – European affairs expert