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US Peace Deal with Taliban Aims at Long-Term Deployment in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: A faculty member at the University of Tehran believes the US seven day “reduction in violence” plan in Afghanistan is a cross-sectional tactic noting that US strategies in Afghanistan are no longer effective so they are taking tactical and short-term actions to find solutions.

Strategic Implications of US Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: An Afghan affairs expert said the US military plane crash in Afghanistan could indicate that Washington has become so vulnerable in the region that it is hurt even by the Taliban. “If it is proved it is the work of the Taliban the US policy towards the Taliban is set to change.”

Trump’s Unannounced & Intrusive Trip to Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: Former Director of Afghanistan Affairs Department at IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the US President’s unannounced visit to Afghanistan and presence at Bagram military base was an unusual act contrary to the independence of an independent state. He added: Although the US claims that talks to reach a peace deal are on track, but they are unlikely to have a tangible outcome in the current situation, and after Trump’s trip to Afghanistan, Taliban officials have said they are not ready for peace talks unless an agreement is signed.

ISIS Threat in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: The more disorder and insecurity in Afghanistan, the more ISIS can recover and develop.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor and Expert on Geopolitics

Upcoming Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: It would be an important step if Pakistan succeeds in persuading the Taliban to negotiate with the Central Government. The Taliban still do not recognize the government of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah and believe that the government should step down first and then discuss the elections.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Afghanistan expert

Afghanistan and the prospect of US forces withdrawal

The chronic internal conflict in Afghanistan and the bleak likelihood of a workable peace agreement acceptable to all local players as well as the outside stakeholders remain to be a source of instability in the region and a potential breeding ground for international terrorism posing direct threats at regional and global security.
Hossein Ebrahim Khani

U.S. and the Afghanistan peace process

Strategic Council Online: The United States seems to be pursuing two main goals in Afghanistan: First make the Taliban part of the power in Afghanistan, that is to put other parties and groups that are opposed to the Taliban in a position to accept the Taliban’s share of power. The second goal is to have a state entirely aligned with Washington’s goals.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi, Expert on Afghanistan Affairs

U.S. an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: Dr Kamal Kharrazi says the United States is using Afghanistan as a political tool and its claims on restoring peace in the country are not trustworthy.

Prospect of forthcoming Afghanistan elections

Strategic Council Online: Iran’s principled policy is to maintain stability and security in Afghanistan. Any destabilizing move is undesirable and condemned by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

US Senate’s Goal behind Reducing Trump’s War Powers on Iran

Strategic Council Online: US lawmakers and Senators pursue two key goals behind adopting the Trump War Powers Act: First, to reinstate the decisive role of the Congress in the decision-making process on war, and the second to prevent Trump’s adventurous actions against Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American Affairs Expert

Munich Security Conference: Show of Rising US-China Tensions

Strategic Council Online: An American affairs analyst said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tough stance against China at the Munich Security Conference signalled US weakness and decline: Under such circumstances, a government that once saw itself as a global power would exhibit nervous behaviour and to protect itself would behave more aggressively.

Dimensions of New Tensions between Islamabad & Delhi

Strategic Council Online: An Asian affairs analyst attributed the recent tension between Islamabad and New Delhi to the Kashmir issue and to some extent to Afghanistan, saying Kashmir has become a symbolic and prestigious matter for both sides and despite the strong role of the two countries’ military in foreign policy, the BJP’s extreme nationalist stance and its negative view of Muslims will not only fail to resolve the differences between the two countries in the near future but will continue in the form of war of words, as well as political and sometimes military conflicts.

Washington’s Afghan Approach after Plane Crash

Strategic Council Online: An Afghan affairs expert says it seems we will witness more Taliban violence against the United States in the future. “Under Ronald Trump, keeping the status quo and its continuation despite the Taliban violence is regarded one of the main indicators of the US foreign policy in Afghanistan and one cannot expect Washington to make a tangible change in its Afghan policies after the failure of 11 rounds of negotiations and the shooting down of a military plane,” he said.

Strategy of Int’l Propagation of Persian Language & Obstacles Ahead

Strategic Council Online: Director General of Scientific and Academic Cooperation of the Organization for Islamic Culture and Communications, says the spread of the Persian language and literature in the world is one of the country’s most important cultural strategies in the international arena. “The countries that are hindering Iran’s influence politically are adopting the same policy towards the development of Persian in their own country and want people to pay less attention to the language.”

Tashkent Summit Symbolizes Fostering Convergence in Central Asia

Strategic Council Online: Because Central Asian countries geographically do not have access to the high seas, the best way for them to keep in touch with world trade is through southern Iran, and they are interested in this route because of the security Iran enjoys. The Islamic Republic of Iran should also welcome these investments and projects, as it will be a win-win situation for both parties.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor and Expert on Geopolitics