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Necessity of forming the club of countries countering US sanctions

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Some 30 countries of the world with more than one and a half billion people are presently under the sanctions of the United States in various forms. Iran, China and Russia are the most significant of these countries. In addition to governments, some economic giants and cartels such as companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as well as Turkey, as a US ally in NATO, have been also exposed to lesser extents to the US sanctions. Even though there are news recently about the formation of a global coalition among the countries affected by the US sanctions, it is expected that a politico-economic club of sanctioned countries is set up.
Seyyed Qassem Zakeri—expert of international relations

Biden’s Objectives in Escalating Confrontational Policy with China

Strategic Council Online – The United States began its confrontation with China more explicitly and objectively during the Donald Trump era than the Obama administration; and the Biden administration seems to be pursuing Trump policies, as the United States is well aware that it is now in a good position to compete with China, while China must continue its economic growth and development for at least another two decades to be in a good position to compete.
Dr. Tahmoureth Gholami – Expert on the US Affairs

Dimensions and Messages of the US Invasion of Syria

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that the recent US attack on Syria was part of the message by the US decision-makers concerning Syria as well as emphasis on the point that they still remain strong with regard to Syria and do not intend to withdraw from their positions in that country. He added: Bukamal seems to be a new point of tension between the United States and Russia. He noted: Part of the measure taken against the US interests in Iraq could be the strategy of anti-Resistance groups in Iraq under the leadership of the Zionist regime and through that regime’s infiltrators.

Perspective of relations of China with Europe and NATO

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: China, in the long- and mid-term, will not be the sort of partner with which NATO can easily engage as Beijing is not aligning itself with Western ideas on democracy, human rights and issues related to the East of Asia.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert of European affairs

Aftershocks of US Elections on Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Saudi affairs said that Saudi Arabia and the United States are currently evaluating each other, adding: If Bin Salman cooperates with the United States in resolving the Yemen crisis, as such that Biden represents himself as the “savior of several nations,” Biden will also reduce his pressure in the field of Saudi domestic issues.

Perspective of US-European Differences over China

Strategic Council Online – Referring to the strategic dialogue between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and French President’s diplomatic adviser Emmanuel Boone, a European affairs expert stressed that the recent meeting of high-ranking Chinese and French officials is important because we are witnessing escalating tensions between China and the United States, and somehow there is a deep rift between European governments and the United States on how to deal with Beijing.

The necessity of reviewing the misguided US Middle East policy by the Biden’s administration

Strategic Council Online—Interview: It seems that the Biden’s administration would partly make efforts to compensate the misguided policies and blunders of the Trump’s administration in the Middle East, says the Director of Global Studies Program of the Center for Strategic Studies of presidency, adding that the Biden’s administration should try to choose policies which are acceptable for the majority of the countries of the region while do not aim to interfere in the domestic affairs of the regional countries.

Strategic partnership of Moscow and Beijing, the outcome of the joint hostility of the US

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—In spite of Washington’s view that considers China and Russia as permanent threats that should be contained and insolated through the instrument of sanctions, Moscow and Beijing, on the other hand, have been pursuing a pragmatic approach based on realism to maximize their cooperation and relations with the West with the aim of neutralizing Washington’s isolation efforts.
Dr. Ahmad Vakhshiteh—Associate Professor, Eurasia National University

Saudi Efforts to Reduce Tensions in the Region & the Need for Qatar’s Vigilance

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Saudi Arabia said that reducing tensions is the concurrent desire of the three countries of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, said: The Saudi concern over the return of the United States to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and boosting Iran’s economic strength have prompted Riyadh to minimize tensions with the Arab and Sunni fronts before Trump leaves the White House and Biden takes over in order to confront Iran with a new lineup. But the important point in this regard is the vigilance of Qatar. In other words, Doha should be careful not to be caught by the Saudi conspiracy against Iran, which was beside Qatar during the difficult years of sanctions.

Biden Would Suffice to Symbolic Changes in in Iran Policy

Strategic Council Online: A political science professor in University of South Alabama believes that if Joe Biden wins the US Presidential election on November 3, it would come with symbolic changes in Washington policy toward Iran not substantive policy changes.

India’s Position and Role in US-China Confrontation

Strategic Council Online: To the same extent that confrontation between the US and China intensifies, the governments of East and South Asia will more clearly define the borders between themselves and China. Therefore, the US call on India to reduce the volume of trade with China should be sought within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy, which the two countries have already agreed over the need for its existence and its implementation.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs

US Troops Withdrawal from Germany and Escalation of EU Divergence

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments said that the withdrawal of US troops from Germany is a policy to intensify divergence in the European Union, adding that when part of the US military is to be concentrated in other European countries and long-term military ties and agreements are established with the US, political differences and divisions within the EU will increase.

Pompeo’s Failure to Advance Israel’s Anti-Iran Policies

Strategic Council Online – After Donald Trump realized that he should not enter the Zionist regime’s game of military action against Iran, the regime’s coordination with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to intensify anti-Iranian actions has increased.
Dr. Seyed Jalal Sadatian – Analyst of Political and International Issues

Protests Escalate over Netanyahu’s Corruption and Inability to Contain Corona

Strategic Council Online – An analyst on the Israeli regime’s affairs said the widespread popular protests in the Occupied Territories show that Netanyahu has practically polarized the Zionist society with his own kind of politics. “Much of the support Trump provides to Netanyahu’s policies is considered by the domestic circles of the United States and the Zionist regime to be in the interests of the “Netanyahu gang” and not in the interests of the Zionist regime as a whole.

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

Objectives & Reasons for Anti-Racist Protests in Europe

Strategic Council Online – Explaining the reasons for the rise of anti-racism protests in Europe, a geopolitical professor said: “Trump’s hatred of Europe has spread, and even European officials wish such a president would not come to power again. People’s sentiments over the racist treatment of blacks by the US police have been hurt, and as long as they do not make an achievement these demonstrations would naturally continue.”

US Presidential Election and Saudi Leaders’ Concerns

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst, explaining the most important concerns Saudi leaders have about the upcoming US election, said: “Saudi Arabia has accepted that it is in urgent need of US support in the global power structure; for the same reason it is trying to maintain its bonds with Washington.”

US-China Escalated Tension; Opportunity to Develop Infrastructural Relations with Beijing

Strategic Council Online: A former Iranian ambassador to China said the United States was re-evaluating its relations with Beijing. “After the coronavirus, China is no longer the country it used to be, and the United States will use China’s weakness in information dissemination regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus as an excuse to put pressure on this country and it will not give up.”

US Efforts to Extend Iran’s Arms Embargo and What We Should Do!

Strategic Council Online: Explaining the US efforts to release a UN Security Council resolution against Iran and activating the trigger mechanism, a university professor said: “A decisive response must be given to those who fully understand that their actions will not be without a cost, otherwise Biden’s victory in the presidential election would be more dangerous for Iran than Trump.”

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