Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs saying that in the situation where America has experienced numerous failures in the region and is now trying to shift its focus to East Asia, the formation of a military alliance called the “Arab NATO” cannot improve its capabilities, adding: The political propaganda maneuver of the Americans is because they are very worried about the developments outside the West Asian region and their idea is that they should manage the situation in the Middle East in a way to deal with the external and internal crises they face.
Category: Defense & Security
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, the atmosphere of conflict and tension between Iran and the Zionist regime has taken on new dimensions. The war of words between military and political officials on both sides has escalated to such an extent that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in an interview with the Sunday Times, stressed that “big issues are going to take place in the relations of the Middle East and Asia”. But whatever those issues are, the Zionist regime will definitely be one of its main losers.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert in regional affairs
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The latest report from the Swedish think-tank Sipri, which is active in the field of weapons surveillance worldwide, shows a worrying trend in the growth of nuclear arsenals. This is despite the fact that this trend has been declining since the Cold War.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini—Researcher of International Law
Strategi Council Online-Opinion: One of the main important developments concerning China is the expansion of its military capabilities in various dimensions.
Tahmooras Gholami, Expert of US affairs
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The dossier of transfer of ownership of two islands of “Tiran” and “Sanafir” to Saudi Arabia that was suspended for a while has been reprocessed.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following Joe Biden’s recent visit to Asia, North Korea conducted three missile tests on May 24, which observers say included two short-range ballistic missiles and one intercontinental missile. The tests are considered as the seventeenth round of tests in that country in 2022. The latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, if confirmed, is the second since March. Such developments show that North Korea is breaking away from the “self-imposed suspension” from 2018.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – Expert on Asia affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs said that the Ukraine war was entirely in NATO’s favor and in favor of reviving the US hegemony at the expense of Europe, adding: Given that Europe has numerous immediate economic and security challenges and is faced with the dreadful prospect of a significant drop in Russian gas exports and high energy prices, the possibility of moving towards mechanisms for defense independence has been brought severely under questioned.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Attempts to establish a safe zone in northern Syria is violation of national sovereignty and territorial integrity of that country by the Turkish government which could become very “costly” for Ankara.
Barsam Mohammadi – Expert on regional affairs
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are several indications that the United States is seeking to “prolong the war” in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the faculty of the Institute for Strategic Studies said that membership of Sweden and Finland is a turning point in NATO power and the global balance among great powers, adding: Given this level of differences between Russia and NATO, the situation will not return to the time before the Ukraine war, Russia may want to change the situation and, for example, Putin will not participate in the 2024 elections and with the presence of someone else in power, Russia’s position will be adjusted and reformed.
Strategic Council Online: Interview: Referring to Britain’s efforts to take the lead in defending Eastern and Northern Europe against Russia, a European affairs expert said Britain wanted to return to its former role in European defense and security by strengthening Eastern and Northern Europe and revive an “Atlanticist approach” which defines Europe’s security and defense under the umbrella of NATO and US bases in Europe.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the Middle East issues commented on four hand-made missiles launched from Takhar Province to Tajikistan on May 7, 2022 by ISIS forces and said:” with these missile attacks, ISIS plans to boast some neighboring countries as well as Taliban about its missile capability. It seems that some external circles are behind this stage of ISIS operation.
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
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.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Board member of Research Institute of Strategic Studies stated that Sweden and Finland membership in NATO will make security ambience of Europe more challenging. He said:” NATO strengthening will give the U.S. an upper hand to further contain China; because with further strengthening of unity and stronger military power of the European section of NATO, Europeans’ partnership will further boost to contain Russia, and the U.S. can concentrate on China’s containment with an upper hand”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having referred to the latest state of war in Ukraine, an expert of international issues said:” it seems that NATO will not only follow the idea of expansion Eastward but also will practically be able to include the Northern parts of Europe in the domain of the Treaty and thus will take another anti-Russia step”.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Pakistan recently announced its decision to purchase Chinese J-10C fighter jets. The decision appears to be a strategic security response to India’s purchase of French Rafale fighter jets.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher on international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The annual multinational military exercise “Iniochos 2022 Greece” is currently underway (March 28 to April 7) throughout Greece with the focus on “Andravida” Air Base in the northwestern Peloponnese with the participation of all branches of the Greek armed forces.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Hezbollah in Lebanon is demonstrating new dimensions of its new operational tactics every day. The recent Hezbollah drone operation over key parts of the Occupied Territories in the north of the Occupied Territories, which flew for identification purposes, is one of Hezbollah’s strategic measures in the field of advancing the “strategic confrontation” of the Islamic Resistance with the Zionist regime.
Barsam Mohammadi – Expert on regional issues
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Recent attacks by the Yemeni army on the UAE have become one of the fundamental developments in the regional equations.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher on international affairs