Category: Politics

The Role of Zionist Regime in Iraqi Protests

Strategic Council Online: Zionist regime officials’ outlook about Iraq stems from their positions vis-à-vis the countries of the Resistance. Therefore, in order to undermine the countries of the Resistance they seek to take actions at various political, military and economic levels against Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Roots of the Recent Protests in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: The US and certain countries in the region are currently trying to mount a wave of popular protests in Iraq in an open sign of intervention in the internal affairs of the country.
Hassan Danaeifar – Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

Perspective of Saudi Internal Developments

Strategic Council Online: A university professor says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has given up some of his political misconduct over the past year, adding: “Saudi Arabia has human rights problems, but thanks to rich bank accounts, Riyadh has not come under real European and US pressure because for them the Saudi petrodollars are more attractive than the human rights situation.”

Dimensions and Implications of Hariri-Saudi Encounter

Strategic Council Online: Confiscation of $7 billion in Saad Hariri’s property in Saudi Arabia has led the Lebanese prime minister to change his policies towards Riyadh.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Trump’s Tough Times in America

Strategic Council Online: A university professor says the Democrats in the United States are hoping the Republicans will come to a conclusion during impeachment inquiry that they should get rid of Donald Trump as soon as possible. He emphasized that under the current situation, the Republicans are concerned they may lose the White House rather than worry about Trump’s re-election.

Prerequisites of Possible Iran-Saudi Dialogue

Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Department Director General of the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it may be better for Iran and Saudi Arabia to talk directly and without mediation. “If Iran and Saudi could reach agreement on a framework both the US influence will decline in the region and the big powers that are interested in getting stronger and seek tension and escalation of regional competitions will become weaker in playing their game,” he said.

Brexit Overshadowed by Political Distrust in Johnson

Strategic Council Online: Less than a month remains to the end of the official deadline for Britain to exit the European Union and a countdown has started for its political leaders to put whatever they have on the table hoping that UK will come out of a historic crisis it has been facing for three years. Under these circumstances, the prime minister’s political competence has been questioned, and this has complicated the possibility of implementing the Brexit deal.
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Heavy Shadow of Khashoggi Murder over Bin Salman

Strategic Council Online: An international relations lecturer noted that Saudi Arabia and its crown prince were under intense pressure over the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Gamal Khashoggi. He said accepting responsibility by Bin Salman will not take the burden off his shoulders.

Netanyahu in Crisis!

Strategic Council Online: Benjamin Netanyahu now faces obstacles to form a government; his main obstacle in forming a government is lack of seats needed to win the vote of confidence and approval of the parliament.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Russia’s Strategic Vision about Africa

Strategic Council Online: Holding the first Russia-Africa summit conference dubbed “Summit and Economic Forum Russia-Africa” can provide a forum for positive developments in Russian-African relations, although in this way the US and China both are competitors and, of course, serious obstacles in the way of Russian influence in Africa.
Ahmad Vakhshiteh – Russian Affairs Analyst

Hong Kong: Scene of China-US Confrontation!

Strategic Council Online: A university professor says if we ignore direct US trade war with China, coalition of China, Russia and Iran shows that US interests are weakening. “This has prompted the United States to engage in adventurism in Hong Kong as a region very far away.”

Roots of the Recent Protests in Egypt

Strategic Council Online: Former head of Iran’s Interest Section in Egypt, referring to the recent unrest in this country, said what happened in the past two weeks shows that dissention in Egypt has created a complicated situation and the fire under the ashes may flare up any moment on different pretexts.

Causes & Consequences of the Decline in Afghan Elections Turnout

Strategic Council Online: A regional affairs analyst said Afghan citizens’ dissatisfaction with the election procedure led to a low voter turnout, noting that due to the low turnout if the election trend is transparent it would go to a second round like the previous election.

Prospect of Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Plan

Strategic Council Online: Given that the Palestinian Authority has been politically isolated after years of ineffective negotiations with the Zionist regime, it is reasonable for all Palestinian political currents to abandon their differences and share a common front in confronting the Zionist regime’s hegemony.

Why Trump Is Pulling out of Global Treaties?

Strategic Council Online: US President Donald Trump believes that globalization has weakened America and this trend would continue if it is not stopped.
Dr. Abdolreza Farajirad – Geopolitics Affairs Expert

Factors Contributing to Deeper Iran-Turkey Relations

Strategic Council Online: The escalation of Washington’s strict policies against Iran and Turkey over the past year has made the two neighboring countries more resolute in further strengthening their relations.
Siamak Kakaie – Turkey Affairs Expert

Ansarollah Issues Strong Warning to UAE!

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs expert and historian, saying that the Houthi threats will change the regional policy of the UAE, said Abu Dhabi is not basically Yemen’s neighbor. Saudi Arabia has claims for its neighborhood with Yemen which are open to question, but the UAE’s involvement in the Yemeni war is only due to its close ties to Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.

Scenarios Ahead of Kashmir Crisis

Strategic Council Online: There is a scenario about Kashmir whereby in the absence of any solution, the critical situation of Muslims in Kashmir will continue until other options are found in India and Pakistan in the future.
Nozar Shafiei – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Trump’s Impeachment and Its Implications!

Strategic Council Online: An expert on US affairs argues that under the current circumstances Trump’s impeachment could politically and publicly undermine his reputation in the Republican Party and before the public opinion, noting that if he is proven to have abused power even if the impeachment fails in the Senate, Trump’s position would be greatly damaged.