Tag: Oil and gas

US Role in Recent Russia-Ukraine Tensions

Strategic Council Online – New movements on the Russian-Ukrainian borders are more related to the resurgence of traditional differences and geopolitical rivalries between Russia and the United States than to the Moscow-Kiev bilateral relationship.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian affairs

Negative Consequences of Saudi Economic Investment in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the protest rally of the Iraqis in response to Saudi Arabia’s investment in their country, said: The government of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is looking to foreign investment, especially by the wealthy states in the Persian Gulf, to alleviate economic problems – countries that in the past two decades, with the support of the ISIS and some extremist Sunni groups in Iraq, have always tried to prevent any stabilization and security in the war-torn country.

Priority of Iran and Iraq; Continuation and Strengthening of Strategic Relations

Strategic Council Online – Referring to the dissatisfaction of the United States and certain regional states with the deepening of Iran-Iraq relations, a West Asian affairs expert said: Mr Al-Kazemi’s visit to Tehran at the head of a high-level delegation and high-level meetings held between the two sides show the determination of the parties to continue and consolidate cooperation at various levels as a top priority on the agenda.

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

Extraction of Energy in Mediterranean & Its Legal Complexity

Strategic Council Online: In the matter of fossil energy resources in the Mediterranean, Egypt, the Zionist regime, Greece and Cyprus have formed a bloc against that of Turkey, Libya and the Northern Cyprus. This situation has drawn the region to further security and military disputes. Meanwhile, if Syria, Lebanon and Gaza also enter the process of exploring and extracting gas fields, the equations will be much more complex.
Sabah Zangeneh – Energy Affairs Expert

Why the Ceasefire in Libya Failed?

Strategic Council Online: The new round of rivalries in Libya began when the Turkish and Russian governments sought to pave the way for their exclusive presence in the country under the pretext of a ceasefire. They aimed to forge an agreement between Seraj and Haftar governments without the knowledge of the European states.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

EU Inaction against Turkey

Strategic Council Online: An international affairs analyst said tensions have been exacerbated in the Mediterranean due to efforts of Turkey, Greece and Cyprus to conduct gas exploration and drilling operations in the region. “Europe is well aware that implementation of certain decisions against Turkey could throw hurdles in the way of gas transfer from the East Mediterranean to Europe,” he said.

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