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Prospects of Government Formation in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor, referring to efforts to form a government by Hassan Diab in Lebanon, said: “If a government is formed in the first step that will take at least a month, the government will have changes again because the Lebanese conditions are not such to be resolved immediately.

Lebanon: A Way Out of the Impasse!

Strategic Council Online: The realities in Lebanon cannot be changed and the current controversy will not be able to change the situation in the long run in the interest of foreign interventionist forces.

Popular Protests and Foreign Interventions in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on regional issues, referring to the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the pressure of certain countries to wage a civil war in Lebanon and weaken the Lebanese Hezbollah, said that today more than being normal events based on current developments the recent unrests revolve around the demands of the external elements with an aim to undermine stability and peace in Lebanon.

Overt and Covert Factors behind Unrests in Iraq and Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An international relations lecturer said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are trying to reap their intended benefits out of the anti-government protests in Lebanon. “They seek to diminish the status and the role of the Resistance in the Lebanese power structure.”

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.

Annihilation of Palestine; Ultimate Goal of Deal of the Century

Two senior Iranian diplomats who attended a conference in Tehran under the theme “Islamic World and Deal of the Century” emphasized that the essence of the Deal of the Century was the annihilation of Palestine, though it had a brief look at the domestic policy of America and the Zionist regime.

Deal of the Century, Reactions and Outlooks

Strategic Council Online: The Americans themselves know that the plan is not coming to fruition, but are keen to press the Palestinians with economic tools, a Middle East affairs analyst said.

Need for Asymmetric Approaches to Solving Regional Problems

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said: Asymmetric approaches are needed to solve the region’s problems, both politically and militarily, as the current diplomacy pursued through international organizations or dialogue with global powers is ineffective.

New Lebanese Government and Internal, External Obstructions

Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations says the new Lebanese government and the changes considered are in line with the demands of the people and protesters and stressed: “In the current situation, returning security and stability to Lebanon is very difficult.”

US Intentions behind Increasing Troop Deployment to Eastern Syria

Strategic Council Online: Although the increase in the number of US troops deployed in eastern Syria cannot significantly affect major developments and the security order in the West Asian region due to its small number, but it could contribute to continuation of Syrian and Iraqi crises as well as affect the oil markets.
Dr. Hossein Ajorlou – Middle East affairs expert

Strategic Dimensions of Iran’s “Hard Revenge”

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said that the Iranian military operation against the US military base in Baghdad was merely a blow to American grandeur and that Iran’s response will be given in due time and within the geography of the Resistance. The Americans should estimate their response within the new calculations not the previous evaluations that Iran exercised restraint.

‘Club of Sanctioned’ Initiative to Counter US Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: In case of establishment of the ‘Club of Sanctioned’ the effectiveness of the sanctions tools, including synergies between the economies of the sanctioned countries, by using techniques such as expanding multilateral pacts, creating alternative financial messengers for SWIFT and initiating new financial platforms make these countries immune from US trade sanctions.

– Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mousavi / Political Economy Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University
– Amir Hossein Arabpour / International Political Marketing Researcher, Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh University

Strategic Implications of Lt. General Suleimani’s Martyrdom

Strategic Council Online: An expert on strategic issues said that what was not included in the US calculations was the impact of Commander Suleimani’s martyrdom which simultaneously created a dramatic and unimaginable resurgence in all domestic, regional and trans-regional trends.

Algerian Protests Outlook

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.

France’s Dangerous and Doomed Ambition in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: By announcing a plan to launch a “European Naval Mission” for Security in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, France wants to test what it has been dreaming of as a “European NATO” for years, an institution that has neither been consolidated in thinking nor it is applicable in practice.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Arrogant Powers Attempt to Separate Iraq from Axis of Resistance

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst, stating that what is going on in Iraq and Lebanon does not reflect all the realities of the Iraqi or Lebanese societies, said: The arrogant powers are trying in sophisticated ways to deprive Iraq from playing the linking role in the region’s Resistance chain.

Saudi Arabia to Compensate for Its Regional Mistakes?

Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Director-General of the IRI Foreign Ministry believes that after the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the authorities in Riyadh have concluded that the crisis is getting out of control.

America behind the Unrest in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: When unrest broke out in Lebanon or Iraq, Americans tried to say Iran was involved.
Hassan Danaeifar – Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq