Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.
Perspective of Political Developments in Libya; Strong Opposition Against the Presence of Foreign Forces
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on Africa said about the latest developments of Libya: After the second Berlin meeting which was held during late June 2021, it seems that the procedure of state-building in Libya, especially by the United Nations has gained new momentum.
Strategic Council Online – A researcher on Iraq affairs saying that Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan have strong economic incentives for trilateral cooperation within the framework of the “New Levant” plan, pointed to the challenges facing the cooperation of the three countries and noted: If the effectiveness of the agreement becomes clear to Iraq, there is the possibility that the cooperation may be extended to other political, security and military fields.
Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will overshadow Turkey’s foreign policy in the coming months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international issues says the United States irresponsible withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan has disrupted the relative stability in that country as the US is trying in addition to creating instability in the region, manage the Afghan crisis to create a threat for its rivals in the region.
Strategic Council Online – The latest G7 summit showed that the conflict among the big world powers is intensifying and the world is moving towards a greater confrontation of the big powers.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of the political economy of development
Strategic Council Online – The US administration has announced that it will pull out its military bases in Afghanistan within a specified timeframe and will withdraw its troops from the country by September. In his new statement, US President Joe Biden announced that his country’s military mission in Afghanistan would end on August 31st, contrary to the suggestions and opinion of many of his senior military officials.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.
Strategic Council Online – Assistant to Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the meeting of intra-Afghan groups in Tehran had a special success, added: The Taliban, with its past experience, realizes that it cannot necessarily achieve international legitimacy by military force; rather, international legitimacy is achieved through political negotiations.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says no change has been taken place in the goals, motivations and ideology of Taliban compared to the past two decades and the Taliban, during various periods, has made efforts given the present circumstances in Afghanistan to realize a portion of its goals and programs with special tools.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that Afghanistan’s issues today are affected by the US negotiations with the Taliban and said that the scenarios considered by the regional countries for peace in Afghanistan should be comprehensive and they should accept that benefit of all is in peace and security with the participation of all ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that the Zionist regime has been pursuing military and security goals in the Persian Gulf since the day it normalized relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, adding: The regime wants to be part of the region but public opinion in the region opposes it and does not accept it.
Strategic Council Online – Former Chief of Afghanistan Headquarters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that if the Tajiks enter the field of resistance against the Taliban, they will most likely have the support of the Uzbeks, Hazaras, Turkmen, other ethnic groups and even some Pashtuns, adding: Ethnic groups in Afghanistan have so far waited to see where the situation of the Taliban and resistance of the military against them will lead. The Taliban have not taken a stand against other ethnic groups and are trying not to turn the issue into an ethnic conflict.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Afghan affairs said that the Taliban are facing very different Afghans in the current situation than in the 1990s, adding that Afghans view of power trends and the future of their country and society has changed a lot and this difference for Taliban forces has brought about trouble and may cause difficulty in future.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor described the signals exchanged between Washington and Pyongyang as indicating a desire to reduce tensions between the two countries, saying: It seems that the United States will take these messages seriously and take steps in this direction; because getting countries out of “China’s strategic embrace” is one of America’s current strategies.
Strategic Council Online- Once again and coincided with the Vienna talks in which parties are approaching an agreement on Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action widely known as JCPOA revival, authorities of the Zionist regime have started to raise impediments on its way and make JCPOA revival difficult or impossible.
Hassan Haani-Zadeh, Middle-East Analyst
Strategic Council Online – A meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the anti-ISIS coalition was held in Rome under the joint chairmanship of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and his American counterpart Antony Blinken.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A senior researcher of international issues says many governments are re-defining their foreign policy based on the new realities especially the rise of China as a big political and economic global power.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of international affairs called the US sanctions against Iran a perfect example of human rights violation.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, explaining the US aims for maintaining presence in Afghanistan as well as negotiating with the Taliban, emphasized: Unfortunately, the current situation in Afghanistan has reached a point where it seems that the country will enter into a new cycle of internal conflict, and this situation is favorable for the United States.