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Saudi officials worry about possible consequences of normalization of Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A Middle East expert refers to the landing of a Zionist aircraft in the Saudi capital Riyadh concurrent with the remarks by the head of this regime who called for a visit to Saudi Arabia and Riyadh joining the reconciliation pact, adding that “there is no doubt that the Saudi officials, due to their entanglement with the United States and the Western world, have been preparing the ground for establishing relations with the Zionist regime for many years and have tried to establish the Saudi government and strengthen its foundations by gaining the consent of Zionist circles in the United States. But their concern about the reactions and the consequences has prevented this from happening”.

Announcing Acceptance of “One China” Principle; Deceptive Strategy of US against China

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor of international relations considered the US strategy towards China and the announcement of the acceptance of “One China” principle as being based on the “carrot and stick” policy, and said: China is exposed to numerous harms and knows what the US raises within the framework of “acceptance of One China,” is not the implementing policy of that country.

Perspective of Energy Security in Europe

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Having referred to current trends of developments between Russia and Europe and also international political economy, one of the global important challenges of the present century is the challenge on energy security and resources, particularly oil and gas.
Pouria Nabipour, Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations

Origins of New Round of Military Tensions between Turkey & Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Despite the agreement made between Prime Minister the Hellenic Republic and Turkish President in their last meeting in Istanbul to reduce tension in Aegean Sea, Turkish Air Force fighters have recently violated extensively the air space of Greece and flew over residential and non-residential islands of the country. For example, during a day Turkish fighters had 126 cases of violating Athens’ Flight Information Region (FIR) and 41 cases of flight over 12 residential and non-residential islands of Greece.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international issues

Dam Building in Turkey Regardless of Environmental Concerns in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior expert on Turkey affairs, explaining the devastating consequences of Turkish dam building, said: A regional water management institution should be established in the region to help facilitate identification of new and effective methods of water resources management, communication and cooperation between members, creation of a communication network and discovery of more opportunities to deepen cooperation among countries of the region in the future.

Dimensions of Soft Warfare, US Attempt for Brain Drain from Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Explaining the most important aspects of the US soft war against Russia, an analyst of Russia affairs said: US attempt to attract Russia’s elite has long-term goals and prospects, and in the long run will certainly weaken Moscow’s technical and scientific capabilities.

Strategic Agreement of China-Solomon Islands, US Concern

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the US affairs, commenting on China’s security agreement with the Solomon Islands, said: Security agreement between the presidents of the Solomon Islands and China, which was signed on April 19 was a strategic agreement between Beijing as a major world power and a small island nation that would undoubtedly have global consequences.

New British Approach to JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, Britain has backed the nuclear deal with Iran by changing its previous positions. According to the spokesman for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the main reason for that is the desire to establish economic relations with Iran as soon as possible.
Abed Akbari – Expert on Europe affairs

Two sides of the coin regarding the strengthening of British-Indian military and security cooperation

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The news of the agreement to increase military cooperation between Britain and India has become an important issue in the international system; The agreement, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is aimed at expanding security and defense cooperation to achieve so-called peace and global security.
Hossein Sayyahi—Researcher of international affairs

Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia; Strategic or tactical approach?

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Turkish issues says Turkey and Saudi Arabia, after one decade of severing relations, have once again talked about a new opening in their relations, adding that Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia indicates review and a new era in Ankara-Riyadh relations.

Clashes in Al-Aqsa Mosque, Zionist Regime’s Concern over New Intifada

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Zionist regime affairs stated that the Tel Aviv’s political apparatus seeks to change the identity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, but because it is afraid of its consequences, it tries not to claim responsibility for his actions, adding: After Al-Aqsa Mosque clashes, the Zionist regime is concerned about a new Intifada and is trying to prevent its occurrence.

Vague Perspective of Holding Libyan Parliamentary Election

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the African issues elaborated the reasons of postponement of Libyan parliamentary election of December 24, 2021 and said:” in this connection, two main reasons could be mentioned; first, the lack of necessary preparations to hold the election and second, lack of enough effort to hold the election by those who were responsible, particularly, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh himself, the then Prime Minister, and as the person in charge of holding election.

Turkey’s Approach on Ukraine War, Relations with Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs said that Turkey-Russia relations had become relatively strategic in recent years, despite criticism from NATO member states, adding: Despite the expansion of Turkey-Russia relations, in the context of the Ukraine war and application of all-out pressure on Moscow, Ankara does not play entirely on NATO field and does not act carelessly in relation to Russia.

Collapse of Peaceful Coexistence in India, Consequences of Violence against Muslims

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat, stating that the silence of the Indian government has accused New Delhi of collaborating with Hindu extremist groups against Muslims, adding: This situation is ultimately to the detriment of the Indian government and drags the country towards radicalism and extremism.

Objectives, consequences of Turkey’s military operations in north Iraq

Online Strategic Council – Interview: A member of the faculty of the Research Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) stated that Turkey wants to transfer the Zionist regime’s gas resources through the gas pipeline in north Iraq to meet its needs and those of Europe, adding: In this case, Turkey will become a major gas passage in the region, and with the entry of the Zionist regime into the gas supply, we will see more conflict and further security-military presence of the Zionist regime in this region.

Britain’s active role in trapping Russia in the Ukrainian quagmire

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of European affairs says the Ukraine crisis has changed many political and security equations, and Russia’s relations with the West and Britain can no longer be interpreted in the same way as in the past, adding that as Russia’s power in the world and in Europe diminishes, the role and position of Britain and NATO will increase, and London’s influence on European developments will be enhanced.

Hope & Doubts in Turkey – US Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ankara considers the new trend in normalization of its relations with UAE, Saudi Arabia, the Zionist regime and its policy with regard to Ukraine crisis as a new step in its foreign policy.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of International Issues

Roots of Shift in Turkish Government’s Regional Approach

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The outbreak of the so-called Arab Spring was an opportunity for Turkey to present itself prominently in the Middle East for the first time since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert on international affairs

France’s international strategies during Macron’s second term as president

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A former diplomat says the executive power of French President Emanuel Macron in international scenes will increase in his second term as president, adding that there is no coordination in European policies on the Ukraine crisis, and one of Macron’s challenges during his presidency will be to coordinate the European community to resolve the Ukraine crisis peacefully and coexist peacefully with Russia.

Intensification of terrorist operations in Afghanistan; Dimensions and consequences

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Afghanistan is going through difficult and worrying days. The suicide attacks and bombings in Kunduz, Kandahar, Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and other cities of the country against innocent civilians, which have left hundreds of martyrs and wounded so far, are completely targeted and the Taliban is responsible for preventing it.
Hamid Khoshayand—Expert of regional issues