Category: Politics

Variables Affecting Revival of JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – An expert on international affairs commenting on the results of holding the two rounds of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission meeting in Vienna said: Considering the desire of all parties to continue the negotiations, it can be said that the scenario of reviving the JCPOA is not far-fetched.

Netanyahu presidency scenario to save the Zionist regime from political deadlock

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Zionist regime affairs says the public opinion in Israel believes Benjamin Netanyahu’s thirst for power is the sole reason behind the prolongation of the political deadlock, adding that political groups inside the Zionist regime have reached the conclusion that Israel needs to continue its path without Netanyahu.

Will unification of power in Kosovo result in normalization of relations with Serbia?

Online Strategic Council—Opinion: Madam Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, 38 years old, educated in the United States and candidate of the ruling party for the position of President of Kosovo, was elected as the new President of Kosovo in the third round of voting in the 112-seat parliament with the positive vote of 71 MPs. In this voting, 11 votes were disqualified and two opposition parties and one Serb-minority party boycotted voting in the parliament. Osmani-Sadriu, former speaker of the parliament, is the second women to be elected president in Kosovo after the Balkans conflict. She is holding a ceremonial position now however she plays the leading role in determining Kosovo’s foreign policy while she is the commander in chief of the armed forces. She became the interim chief of cabinet in November 2020 after Hashim Thaci resigned as the president of Kosovo. Thaci submitted his resignation before a court in the Netherlands began investigating war crimes. Hashim Thaci is awaiting the court.
Mahmood Fazeli—International affairs analyst

Proportional, Reciprocal Response to Nuclear Terrorism

Strategic Council Online – The sabotage at Natanz nuclear facility is, in view of the head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization, tantamount to “nuclear terrorism” and according to the available signs and evidences, the finger of blame has been pointed at the Zionist regime; now the question is what is the proportional and reciprocal response to this terrorist movement and what dimensions can it have?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – International Law Expert

Prospects of the peace process in Afghanistan and the Istanbul talks

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan issues says the Istanbul meeting is in fact complementary to the Moscow conference and it seems there is an agreement between the Americans and the Russians behind the curtains on the future of Afghanistan and the structure of power, adding that such efforts are far from success without soliciting the prior agreement of the neighbors and the incorporation of their viewpoints.

The role of Iran in terminating the political life of Netanyahu

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues referred to the approach by Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of the Zionist regime concerning the issue of revival of the nuclear deal and his efforts to obstruct the return of the US to the JCPOA, saying Netanyahu has always made efforts to exploit the intensification of conflict between Tehran and Washington to advance his own goals.

Importance, Implications of Signing 25-Year Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Document

Strategic Council Online – Since the plan for the 25-year comprehensive cooperation was sketched between Iran and China in Dey 1394 (December 2015), following the visit of President Xi Jinping and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China to the Middle East and signing of the cooperation plan document in Farvardin1400 (March/April) 2021), the issue of promoting Iran-China relations has been the focus of national and international scientific-political circles. The existence of differences, conflicting views, and various political and economic analyses from the very beginning of this document indicates that a clear understanding of the nature of this cooperation, the scope of activities, and its positive or negative consequences have not yet been achieved. In order to understand the consequences of signing a 25-year comprehensive cooperation document for domestic and international observers, it is necessary to take a brief look at the structural changes in the international system, regional developments, and Iran’s domestic policies.
Fatemeh Mahrough – Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Contemplating on Reasons for Concerns of Opponents of Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Document

Strategic Council Online – Signing of the 25-year document on Iran-China strategic cooperation is still the most important political and economic event of the day. At the end of the 2016 visit of President of China to Iran, who had also an important meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, a joint 20-point statement was issued emphasizing promotion of relations to “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

Russia-EU relations during the Biden presidency and the role of China

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.

Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a Model for Club of Sanctioned States

Strategic Council Online – A university faculty member said that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Iran and China can neutralize unilateral sanctions, adding: If member countries of the Sanctioned Club can define strategic relations between themselves, then they can formulate a long-term plan which requires initial preparation.

Reasons for Turkey’s Withdrawal from Istanbul Convention, Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention following the instructions and decision of its president which was also published in the Official Gazette. The decree says that the decision had been taken pursuant to Paragraph 3 of the presidential circular No. 9 on the cancellation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, signed by the Republic of Turkey in 2011 and approved by cabinet ministers one year later.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

US, China on the Brink of Cold War?

Strategic Council Online – The puzzles of strategic rivalry between China and the United States seem to be arranged rapidly, and the world should expect a new rivalry between Washington and Beijing as it did during the Cold War, and at the same time as the United States and the Soviet Union affected the whole world, the rivalry between the United States and China could affect the interests and security of many countries.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on US affairs

Investigating Strategic Approaches of Powers in Indo-Pacific

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran said that the quadripartite security dialogue called “Quad”, which began informally between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India in 2007, has been considered again in response to China’s growing economic and military power.

Zionist Regime and Continuation of Political Stalemate

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the Knesset elections in Israel and the failure of the two main parties (the Likud and the Blue and White) to win seats required to form a government, said that the elections are likely to be held in Israel again.

Dr. Kharrazi Responds to Ambiguities Raised around Iran-China Comprehensive Cooperation Plan Document

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, in response to our reporter’s question about Iran-China Comprehensive Cooperation Plan document, said: This document is not a contract nor an agreement to contain details of cooperation between the two countries in the next 25 years; it is rather a letter of intent and roadmap to guide cooperation between the two countries in various fields over the coming years and, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has explained in its factsheet, it contains outlines of long-term cooperation between the two countries in political, strategic, economic and cultural fields.

Political Developments in Armenia and Role of Foreign Powers

Strategic Council Online – Head of Iran-Armenia Friendship Association, stating that Russia and the United States have not shown opposition to the continuation of Pashinyan’s stay in power, said: In the early elections, Pashinyan will regain the majority and will continue his rule, of course, if there is no coup by the military.