Tag: North Africa

Economic Competition of Powers in Libya

Strategic Council Online: Libya’s good economic opportunities have led European states to enter into serious disputes with each other in their bid to dominate Libya, each secretly and openly supporting one of the parties involved in Libya, or like the London government play a significant role in the ongoing Libyan conflict through their interventions in the Arab world and through the use of Arab reaction on their behalf.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

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

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

Muslim Brotherhood Victim of Uncertainty Game

Strategic Council Online: The Muslim Brotherhood has in fact been the victim of intimidations, uncertainties and threats from outside regional players in North Africa; as in the past, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been the victim of such a game, and the same is happening in Libya today.
Dr Hossein Ebrahimnia – Lecturer and Researcher