Category: Defense & Security

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

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.

Strategic Consequences of Sweden & Finland Membership in NATO

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”.

NATO’s Future Followed by War in Ukraine

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”.

Purchase of Chinese Fighters; Pakistan’s New Strategy

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

Objectives of Multinational Iniochos 2022 Military Exercise in Greece

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 Implications of Hezbollah’s Recent Show of Power over Occupied Territories

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 Role of Resistance & Hezbollah in Changing Security Equations of the Region

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that a change has taken place in power equation of the region and is progressing on a daily basis, an analyst of the West Asian affairs said:” Although Resistance and Hezbollah have been targeted with the most severe attacks of the arrogance, yet they continue to act as a standard bearer for confrontation as well as progress and to set new equations”.

Resumption of Turkey’s Diplomatic Relations with Zionist Regime and Resentment of Palestinians

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: One of the “obvious paradoxes” that has been noticed in the foreign policy of the Turkish government for many years is its claim of supporting the Palestinian people’s aspirations while on the other hand attempting to expand relations with the Zionist regime. This issue has not only caused “infuriation and resentment of the Palestinian people” against the Turkish government, but has also raised questions in the public opinion of the region and the Islamic world against Ankara’s protectionist approaches to Palestine!
Hamid Khoshayand – Researcher on regional affairs

Role & Interests of Arms Manufacturing Companies in the U.S. in Selling News Arms to the Regional Countries

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: While Biden had promised that human rights and non-supporting the regional wars would be among priorities in his foreign policy, but we continue to witness the militarism in the U.S. foreign policy, as the U.S. Department of State has recently announced in its statement, the country has concluded contracts to sell new arms to three countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan.
Barsam Mohammadi, Researcher of Regional Issues

China’s Goals behind Modernization of Naval Forces

Strategic Council Online – Guest opinion: The Chinese military plans to become the world’s first naval power by 2050. This is in line with the strategy announced in 2015 that China intends to become a modern socialist country by 2049.
Maryam Varij Kazemi – Researcher on geopolitical issues

France’s Aims in Attempting to Strengthen Military Presence in UAE

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Iran’s former ambassador to France, saying that under the current situation, Paris which has very important economic, cultural, military and arms-related interests in the West Asian region, intends to increase its presence and influence in the said region, adding: this country, because of the position and the situation that may arise after the US withdrawal from the region, has seized the opportunity and boosted its presence in the region.

Strategic Consequences of Ansarollah’s Attack on UAE

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, saying that Ansarollah’s attacks on Abu Dhabi were a serious shift in their strategy towards the United Arab Emirates and showed their authority, added: The only issue that can end the seven-year war is more authority for Ansarollah.

US Deterrent Maneuver Near Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia affairs, commenting on a recent report in the New York Times on Joe Biden’s decision to deploy US troops in the Baltic and Eastern Europe, said: With such a move, the United States intends to carry out a deterrent maneuver to force Russia to reconsider invading Ukraine. However, it seems unlikely that Russia will launch a military strike against Ukraine under the status quo.

Washington’s Goals, Hidden Role in in Northeast Syria Events

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Amidst reports on expulsion of US troops from Iraq and Syria, the United States has shifted its field, military and operational concentration to the northeast and Kurdish regions of Syria.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Strategic Message of Iran, Russia and China Joint Naval Exercise

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Commander of the Navy of the Army stated that the joint naval exercise of Iran, Russia and China, by displaying the latest equipment, shows the depth of relations between the three countries. He, added: The exercise reminded the countries of the region as well as the sworn enemies of the IRI revolution, that independent countries by standing beside each other, could present a new model in which their functions are based on ensuring the safety and security of navigation and also leading to world peace.

Strategic Importance of Cooperation, Collective Security in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs, says Iran, while strengthening and diversifying its capabilities, does not consider individual military capabilities of member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and the PGCC as a whole a threat against Tehran. He also referred to the need to pay attention to strategies based on collective cooperation in the region and added: Countries in the region should try by trust building, change the misconceptions that have been shaped between them and by preventing the impact of differences at the security level resolve them at political level.

Danger of the Re-emergence of Terrorism in Iraq Followed by Political Disputes

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that the recent movements in Iraq show that ISIS has a serious presence in regions among Kirkuk, Diyala and Salah-Adin provinces, a university professor said:” with mounting dissatisfactions in Iraq and the weakness of the central government in the country, the possibility to recruit forces and re-organization by ISIS as well as other terrorist groups will increase.

Increasing Attention to the Far-East in the U.S. Military Budget

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having said that the U.S. 2022 budget indicates the importance of the Far-East, particularly China in the U.S. politicians, defensive and security society points of view, the Scientific Deputy of Shahid Sadr Research Institute of the Expediency Council said:” the U.S. attitude on China will gradually attain larger military aspect in comparison with the past. The U.S. is entering into military phase vis-à-vis China.