Tag: United Kingdom

Corona’s Heavy Shadow over European Economy

Strategic Council Online: Countries such as Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, which have the highest rates of coronavirus and deaths, have experienced an extent of the decline in economic growth and economic power and rising budget deficits and debt levels since World War II that has been unprecedented.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs

Prospects of UK-EU Trade Agreement

Strategic Council Online: Concerns about another shock to the UK economy after Brexit are likely to force Bors Johnson to extend negotiations with the EU in the 90th minute so that by reaching a comprehensive agreement between Britain and the EU the soft exit of UK from the European Union will be realized.
Morteza Makki – Expert on European Affairs

Corona and France’s support for increasing pressure on China

Strategic Council Online: As Trump’s maximum pressure to attract US public opinion, and change the course of international development of corona pandemic towards China, by introducing this country as the origin of the virus, and make Beijing responsible for this pandemic by any means, French diplomacy is on a mission to continue this trend and to increase a controlled pressure on Paris-Beijing relations.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former IRI Ambassador to France

Trump’s Disregard for Int’l Efforts to Lift Iran Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.

EU Performance on Corona Crisis

Strategic Council Online: European convergence has declined in recent years due to the Brexit or coming to power of right-wing parties, and today the outbreak of corona and its economic implications could deepen these crises and differences.
Alireza Thamoudi – European Affairs Expert

Canada Ignores Human Rights Issue in Mutual Ties with Riyadh

Strategic Council Online: A West Asian affairs analyst said that Canada’s decision to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia in open violation of human rights laws in the country, originates from the severe economic recession faced by the Ottawa government. “Human rights claims by Western democracies are used as showoff tools to influence the behaviour of certain statesmen,” he said.

Iran-UK Post-Brexit Relations

Strategic Council Online: A university professor has said that Brian Hook’s trips to Europe with an anti-Iranian agenda do not carry the weight of the past three years and the US has concluded that the sanctions strategy has literally failed. He added that the strategy of communicating with the UK should be put on the agenda and various aspects of cooperation should be considered.

French Attempt to Replace American Hegemony in the Region

Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Romania and Hungary says Emmanuel Macron intends to reduce or take over the US role in the West Asian region. “Whether France is powerful enough to accomplish this task or whether it has the tools to do so will be decided in the future,” he said.

Risk of Regional Warfare in Libya and UN Inefficiency

Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Libya criticizing the UN role and performance in Libya crisis said the outbreak of a regional war in Libya is unlikely but current violence and political confrontations will continue.

Allawi Fails to Form Gov’t, Violence May Erupt in Iraq Again

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor describing the factors that led to the failure and resignation of Tawfiq Alawi in forming the government, noted: The Iraqis by going home from the streets truly cooperated with the political groups but these groups failed to cooperate in formation of an independent government and asked for their share of the cabinet. Therefore, there are high possibilities for the people to go back to the streets and violence could erupt again.

Hindu Radical Groups Aggravate Violence against Muslims

Strategic Council Online: An Indian Subcontinent affairs expert said that radical Hindu groups have infiltrated security and police organizations, adding that violence and killings are seriously undermining India’s credibility in the world and raising serious questions about the situation of democracy in India.

UK Continues Cooperation with Huawei dispite Growing US Threats

Strategic Council Online: An international affairs expert citing US warnings to Britain over cooperation with Huawei said: Postponement of a scheduled meeting between Johnson and Trump is part of a comprehensive plan considered by the United States to press London to cut cooperation with Huawei. However, for now, the prevailing analysis is that England will not change its mind.

Trump’s Trip to India; Pitched for Elections with Little Achievement

Strategic Council Online: In new US documents, India has been mentioned to be part of the Pacific in order to lessen China’s role in the region; so Washington seeks to highlight New Delhi’s role in order to pit India against China on the one hand and contain Pakistan on the other.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – Experts on American Affairs

Goals of US-Led Military Exercises in Africa

Strategic Council Online: The presence of US troops in Africa is in line with efforts by Washington and some other Western capitals to create the southern branch of the NATO military alliance.
Jafar Ghanadbashi- Middle East Affairs Expert

US Concern over Britain-Huawei Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: A university professor referred to the sharpening of differences between the United States and Britain over the latter’s cooperation with the Chinese Huawei company, saying that the British appear to have included multilateralism and expansion of members in their foreign relations portfolio.

Post-Brexit Challenges of European Union

Strategic Council Online: A European affairs analyst said that Brexit will leave fundamental impacts on balance of power in European institutions, adding that Britain’s departure from EU as one of the two major military powers with abundant intelligence capabilities, a soft power and a widespread diplomatic network in the farthest parts of the world will weaken and reduce the impact of EU foreign policy.

Revival of Terrorist Groups in NW Syria Blocks Crisis Solution

Strategic Council Online: Referring to a UN official’s warning against strengthening of terrorists’ positions and efforts to revive ISIS, a West Asian affairs expert said given that Idlib is the last hope for the terrorists and their overseas supporters, the possibility of boosting these terrorist groups exists and therefore the Idlib war will be very difficult to fight.

France’s Failure to Lead Europe with Cold War Era Thinking of Security

Strategic Council Online: An expert on geopolitics has said France has failed to adopt appropriate policies on counterterrorism, saying that while Europe’s top concern has been terrorist acts over less than a decade, Mr Macron thinks we are still in the Cold War era and gives the first priority to developing nuclear weapons and to boast them against Russia.

Post-Brexit British Challenges

Strategic Council Online: Leaving the European Union is not easy and for long years London will be facing complex negotiations ahead. Britain will lose the benefits it has had in agreements with the European Union and EU partners.
Abed Akbari – European Affairs Expert

Germany’s Reasons and Goals for Increasing Military Spending

Strategic Council Online: German leaders have decided to spend part of their military budget to deploy military forces to bolster the defense of Germany and Europe, as the best defence for countries is to move their strongholds overseas. That is to say, if a country wants to defend itself, it must also be a military activist in its periphery.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor in Geopolitics

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