Category: Politics

Challenges Facing New Pakistani Government for Reducing Tensions with India

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat saying that the Pakistani government needs to create the necessary political environment to attract foreign investment, mobilize the economy, and solve people’s livelihood problems, noted: Although the new Pakistani government is trying to take steps to improve relations with India, the current situation in India and the will of the Pakistani military is a major challenge before this policy of the government.

British Anti – Human Rights Measure in Deporting Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that the behavior of the British government in deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda is a blatant violation of international conventions, an expert of European affairs said:” Now, that Britain has been tested for her behavior on asylum seekers, it proved it cannot admit even such a small number of them”.

US Strategy; Non-Return of Russia-Europe Relations to before Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia affairs said that the tension and hostility between Russia and Europe has reached a level that its return to the time before the war in Ukraine is practically impossible, adding: The EU adherence to the US strategic reservations against Russia, despite high economic losses of Europe and Russia, will still continue.

Prospect of Forming Government in Iraq after Withdrawal of Sadr Movement from Political Process

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs, stating that the current situation leads the Shiite currents to form a government, noted: Shiite groups seek to form a government with the opportunity that has been created, and increasing the number of seats will give them this opportunity, but it is not clear what policy the Sadr Movement wants to pursue outside the political process towards the formation of the government.

Challenges Facing Democrats on Biden’s Declining Popularity

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs says the Democrats are facing the challenge of unpopularity and are likely to lose seats in the mid-term congressional elections. He added: The internal situation in the United States is very chaotic for a variety of reasons, and its distorted image has negatively affected its soft power in the world.

Strategic Effects of the Recent Iraqi Parliament Anti-Zionist Bill

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are a couple of different readings on the recent Iraqi parliament bill about banning the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime; The first interpretation deals with it from micro scale and studies the case from executive background. The second interpretation reviews the bill from macro and strategic aspects and thus analyses its effects on Iraq’s foreign relations as well as political and military equations of the region.
Jafar Ghannad Baashi, Expert of the Middle East issues

Prospect of Legislation on Banning Normalization of Relations with Zionist Regime in Certain Arab Countries

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Under circumstances that the Zionist regime is in a difficult situation in terms of security, political, economic, social … issues which, as admitted by the leaders of that regime, has been unprecedented in the past 75 years, we are witnessing actions taken by certain important Arab states, including Iraq, for confronting the strategy of normalization of the Zionist regime’s relations with Arab and Islamic countries.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

An Analysis on Revival of Turkish-UAE Relations

Strategic Council Online – Guest Opinion: After a decade of cold relations, Turkey and the UAE are on the path to reviving bilateral relations. This new trend began in 2021 with a series of high-level diplomatic meetings and contacts, culminating in Mohamed bin Zayed’s November visit to Ankara. Recently, Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on the death of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The trip also saw the signing of more than 10 agreements between the two countries, including a defense industry cooperation agreement.
Seyed Hamed Hosseini – PhD student in international relations
Motivations

Saudi Arabia & the Zionist Regime; challenges & Concerns ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Saudi Arabia policy versus the Zionist regime has always been impressed by domestic, regional and international elements as well as components. While the authorities of Al Saud have always tried to turn Palestinian issue as the axis of their Arabic – Islamic policy to draw a macro image of the so-called concerns of the kingdom, they have kept their connecting channels active for the development of their clandestine relations with the Zionist regime.
Kamran Karami, Researcher of Arabic Peninsula issues

France’s ambition to lead Europe

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A University of Tehran professor says Paris is trying not to blame France for the confrontation with Russia, as a country claiming to lead Europe, adding that with the Ukraine crisis, Macron’s ideas to rule Europe were completely questioned, which is why France prefers to maintain minimal and symbolic policies and approaches to play its traditional mediating role.

Challenges ahead of Brussels Negotiations on Southern Caucasia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Director of Caucasia Studies Foundation said:” it seems that the objectives of Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan on making Zangezur corridor follow mostly non-economic aspects, while territorial, political as well as security objectives to make corridor will face the opposition of the regional players.

Sovereignty Claim over Aegean islands, Prospect of Greece-Turkey Tensions

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs, stressing that Turkey’s claims to sovereignty over the Aegean islands will not go beyond verbal claims, said: Turkey feels that so far in tensions it has had with Greece it has been left alone by NATO and under this situation, with warnings it tries to persuade them to judge fairly about the Greek military movements in the islands.

Lebanese Parliamentary Election & Political Perspective Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Interview: The expert of West Asia affairs commented about the recent parliamentary election of Lebanon and its results:” the results obtained was in a way that no party managed to win the majority of the parliament. It means the lists of Resistance Coalition groups gained about 58 to 59 seats and the other party that is in line with the West – Arab axis gained nearly 41 to 45 seats. Amid this, independent groups and individuals also won 128 seats”.

Perspective of the U.S. Strategy to Confront China

Having stated that the U.S. would like to have clash in the peripheral and strategic depth of China, an expert of the international issues said:” in the meantime, the U.S. follows up the decline of China’s competition capability in all fields and the competition will, certainly, turn to a hostility”.

Causes & Consequences of China & Russia Confrontation versus the U.S. on Resolution against North Korea

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of international issues mentioned the reason why Russia and China did not accompany the West on North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear missiles because of security balance considerations and balance of power versus the West and said:” new circumstances in international system caused Russia and China to strategically distance from some of their principles”.

New Step taken by Iraqi Parliament against Normalizing of Relations with the Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the Middle East issues commented on the recent measure taken by the Iraqi parliament that has passed a bill which makes it a crime to normalize ties with the Zionist regime and said:” While it was very important for the Zionist regime to have Iraq joining those countries that have already normalized their relations with the regime, but today, we witness that contrary to the will of Tel Aviv, Iraqi parliament has passed the bill”.

New Round of Turkey – Greece Tension

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following Turkey’s decision to cut off any negotiations with Greece, the conservative Greek government is preparing for the next steps in the conflict with Ankara. The Greek side is trying to raise the issue of “challenge generation and agressivity” of Turkey at the next EU summit to be held in 23-24 of the current month.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Dimensions of Escalated Turkey – NATO Differences

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while stating that Finland and Sweden, in order to join NATO should not bother themselves to send delegations to Ankara with an aim of convincing Turkey, expressed his explicit opposition to the two Scandinavian countries joining NATO. Meanwhile, Sweden and Finland, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have recently stated that they are determined to end their centuries-old non-military commitment and join NATO.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations

Objectives and consequences of new Turkish military movements in Syria

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: One of the most important consequences of the prolongation of the Russian conflict in Ukraine and the erosion of this war in Europe is the impact on the extent and manner of Russia’s military presence in the Middle East and, most importantly, in Syria. Russia has to deploy a large part of its forces and military base in Syria to support its forces in Ukraine, and in this case, the vacuum of Russia’s presence in crisis-stricken Syria will allow new conflicts to arise between ambitious actors, including Turkey.
Ali Saadtazar-Director of Turkey Department, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam

Commitment to the United China; the U.S. Green Light to Prevent China’s Approach to Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of international issues stated that shelfing the policy to support Taiwanese independence is not the U.S. macro strategy. He said:” Beijing, for sure, does not believe in the White House commitment to the policy of United China, and repeated statements of such policy do not have any decisive effect to distance China from Russia and the future of their relations, because the two countries have defined strategic relations between them”.