Category: Politics

The decline of US power and how it goes progressive

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international relations says economic inequalities, discrimination and injustice in the United States would ultimately lead to the further fall of the US power.

Public Protests in Sudan over Possible Normalization of Ties with Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – In their last week protests, the Sudanese people used the living conditions as a coverage for their protests against Sudan’s foreign policy, thus expressing their opposition to Sudan’s stance on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Expert on Africa and Middle East Affairs

Risks & Opportunities in Trump’s Coronavirus Infection

Strategic Council Online – Polls are not in Trump’s favour right now; in fact, within a week, Joe Biden’s distance from Donald Trump in the total polls published by the RCP site increased by about three per cent, from 6.1 to 9.2 per cent. This trend is not good news for Trump if it continues. However, the polls cannot be taken for granted to say that public opinion has become against Trump.
Amir Ali Abolfath – Expert on American Affairs

Inter-Afghan talks and possible scenarios

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: After years of conflict, violence and bloodshed, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, finally, accepted to sit at the negotiation table instead of killing each other and using military tools and terror to put a stop to the multi-decade wars in Afghanistan through political action and inter-Afghan talks.
Seyyed Mostafa Hashemi—Expert of Afghanistan affairs

Inefficiency of the Minsk Group; necessity of incorporating a regional mechanism for the settlement of Karabakh dispute

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—The Security Council of the United Nations, having passed four UN resolutions in the primary years of the 1990s, has delegated the issue of the return of peace to Karabakh to regional organizations in particular to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In 1992, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe set up a mechanism under the title of the “Minsk Group”, comprising of nine countries, to deal with the settlement of the issue. The Minsk Group is currently chaired by the United States, Russia and France. Even though the Minsk Group managed to organize a ceasefire between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Bishkek on 12 May 1994, it has failed during the past recent years to completely resolve the Karabakh dispute. Given the occurrence of two consecutive military confrontations since the beginning of 2020 with numerous dimensions, the issue of the performance and effectiveness of the Minsk Group is once again placed at the centre of the world’s attention.
Dr Shoayb Bahman, Expert of Russia affairs

Potentials for Improvement of Iran-Tajikistan Relations; Obstacles Ahead

Strategic Council Online – There are countries in the region that envy Iran-Tajikistan relations, the historical background and understanding that the two governments and the two nations have of each other, and are seeking to destroy such relations. Under these circumstances, Iran and Tajikistan should expand their relations and act vigilantly to resolve the prevailing claims and disputes.
Dr Abdolreza Faraji Rad – Expert on Geopolitical Affairs

Possibility of Libya’s Disintegration Due to Foreign Intervention

Strategic Council Online – Regional players such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey are attempting to break up Libya and establish two different sovereignties in the country. Therefore, if the war continues, Libya like Sudan, may be divided into the two eastern and western parts.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Asian Affairs

Repercussions of normalization of Zionist regime relations for the southern states of the Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Rapprochement with the Zionist regime could entail serious consequences for the Arab regimes of the region; the public opinion in these countries especially Bahrain are opposed to Manama policy of betrayal to the Palestinian cause and subordination to Washington and Tel Aviv. Therefore, any hasty move to recognize Israel would further widen the gap between the Arab compromising rulers and their peoples.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh, Middle East expert

Lebanon’s government crisis: consequences and dimensions

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Under the present circumstances, we may witness once again a crisis in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet. With increasing foreign interference in Lebanon, it seems this crisis would be extended and prolonged more than the previous occasions as each of the foreign players are seeking to advance their own objectives and want to set the pieces of government in their own favour. This is while Lebanon is not a country to be settled with instruction issued from abroad.
Hossein Ajorloo – Expert of Middle East affairs

American Democracy Threatened by 2020 Elections

Strategic Council Online – A senior analyst at the Watson Institute Brown University says why the US election would not be predictable until the last hours and the 2020 election could be unprecedented in US history. In an interview with the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations website, Charles Freeman also answered questions about the White House’s behind-the-scene goals in activating the trigger mechanism against Iran and the consequences of the normalization of relations between the Arab states and the Zionist regime in regional arrangements.

Impact of Normalization Agreement on Palestine Question

Strategic Council Online – Now that under the present situation of Palestine, the UAE and Bahrain have accepted Israel as a reality, under the US support, it is considered a clear betrayal of the Palestinian people and aspiration.
Qasem Mohebali – Expert on Middle East Affairs

Military tension in Karabakh; outcomes and dimensions

Strategic Council Online – Editorial – The Karabakh crisis has no military solution and so these tensions should be immediately stopped. And any political solution or negotiation should be channelled through regional frameworks to be effective and productive. The internationalization of this problem would further complicate the conflict under circumstances in which international players are interested in continued crisis and escalation in this region.
Hasan Beheshtipour – International relations analyst

Libya eyeing lengthy and difficult negotiations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: The two sides of the war in Libya have ceased the conflict under the present circumstances and are calling for political talks to end the deadlock, an expert of international relations said, adding that they face lengthy and difficult negotiations.

The difference between Iran and US approach towards hegemony concept

Strategic Council Online-Editorial: The Islamic Republic of Iran has tried to challenge imperialistic and hegemonic policies through establishing regional links in order to put an end to the hegemony of the US and other imperial powers in the West Asia region.
Jafar Qannadbashi-expert of Middle East issues

Reasons for Trump’s Stubbornness in Peaceful Transfer of Power

Strategic Council Online – Donald Trump’s recent remarks on lack of commitment to a peaceful transfer of power can be evaluated from two aspects; one related to the nature and the rules of the elections in the United States and the mail-in elections process in that country, and the other related to his personal and psychological characteristics that he is not prepared at all to accept defeat.
Amir Ali Abolfath – Expert on American Affairs

Players behind Resignation of Mustapha Adib

Strategic Council Online – The most likely scenario Lebanon is presently faced with is not to allow the prime minister proposed by Michel Aoun to form government in the absence of the consent of Saad Hariri, Fouad Siniora and Samir Geagea, and finally, with the widening of political vacuum, the Lebanese President will be forced to appoint Saad Hariri to form the government.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on Middle East Affairs

Various Dimentions OF Trump-Biden election competition

Strategic Council Online-editorial: Election debates are most crucial for American voters to make their final decision. Wednesday’s debate between Trump and Biden will provide stronger grounds on who is going to be the next US president.
Tahmoores Gholami- expert of American affairs

Iran and the US isolation in the General Assembly of the United Nations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: The United States is totally alone and isolated in its campaign against Iran, an expert of international relations said adding that “Iran, instead of engaging in direct confrontation with the US, incited in practice the global community against the US and so far, the US has been the loser of this confrontation.”