Category: Politics

Developments in Pakistan’s Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – The recent failed visit of Pakistani army generals to Riyadh, followed by the visit of Imran Khan, seems to be more the result of the frown of the Riyadh rulers than a sign of Pakistani initiative.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs

Behind the Scenes of Iraq-Jordan-Egypt Trilateral Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, are trying to pull Iraq from the ideological sphere to the atmosphere of Arab reaction in order to deepen the distance between Tehran and Baghdad politically and ideologically.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Implications of Lifting Iran Arms Embargo

Strategic Council Online – The opposition of Beijing and Moscow to Washington’s request to extend the arms embargo on Iran, i.e. giving a negative vote to the US draft resolution of the Security Council, indicates that these countries want to sell arms to Iran.
Amir Ali Abolfath – American Affairs Expert

Al-Kazemi’s Washington Trip & US Strategy in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Al-Kazemi’s stances reflect his outlooks and political vision about the United States. Some believe that the Americans hope that with Al-Kazemi as Iraq’s prime minister, relations with the US are set to expand and the scope of criticism of the United States inside Iraq will decrease; But we should not overlook the subsequent developments in Iraq; because next year elections will be held and Al-Kazemi himself, as a statesman, has plans for his political future, and is probably thinking of creating a political faction or party.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert

Why Is Europe Oppose to Release of Taliban Prisoners

Strategic Council Online – Europeans say that if the release of Taliban prisoners by the Afghan and US governments is to be a sign of confidence in the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the Taliban must take further confidence-building steps. Therefore, from the European point of view, the release of 5,000 Taliban forces, even without a positive outlook for a peace agreement, is tactically very dangerous.
Nozar Shafiee – Expert and Researcher on Subcontinent Issues

Tehran-Baghdad Strategic Relations & US Illegitimate Goals in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – “The purpose of the US presence in Iraq is to support Israel’s freedom of action in the region and to contain Iran,” said a West Asian affairs analyst. He added domination over Iraq and utilization of its capacities in line with hostility towards its neighbors will never serve the satisfaction of the neighbouring countries, religious authorities and Iraqi politicians.

Legal Reasons for US Humiliating Defeat in Security Council

Strategic Council Online – The United States suffered a humiliating legal defeat on August 14, 2020, when the Security Council did not adopt its proposal to extend specific arms embargoes on Iran, but what are the legal highlights of this failure?
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

Obstacles in the Way of Syrian Constitutional Committee

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that the most important obstacles in the way of political process in Syria are the lack of consensus between the domestic proponents and opponents, as well as regional and trans-regional interventions; as some countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and pro-Riyadh neighboring countries, continue to discuss the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Strategic Implications of US Attempt to Use Trigger Mechanism

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst referring to the formation of the International Resistance Front against US unilateral action to activate the trigger mechanism, said: “The Trump administration intends to gamble big with the last leaf at its disposal, but up to this point the issue could be considered the second failure for the Trump administration in its recent campaign against Iran.”

$16 Billion Agreement Guarantees Turkey’s Long-Term Interests in Libya

Strategic Council Online – Explaining Turkey’s military and economic actions in Libya, an international affairs expert said that by abandoning diplomacy in Libya, Turkey and Qatar were following the “courage is the fastest way to victory” theory. The two countries have relied on the skeptics of the warring parties and their fear of the human and material consequences and costs of the war.

Prospects of US Troop Pullout from Iraq

Strategic Council Online – The Iraqi Prime Minister has called on Donald Trump to withdraw his forces from the country as soon as possible, because the possibility of a violent conflict between the Iraqi people and American troops has greatly increased. In other words, the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops will be a prelude to the complete withdrawal of these forces from Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Researcher on West Asian Issues

Dimensions of US Confrontation with Russia, China at UNSC

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Shahid Beheshti University stated that the US action to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement) and challenge the Security Council in the form of “trigger mechanism” is in fact an action against the strategic interests of China and Russia. He said China’s renewed opposition to the United States in the Security Council; it has shown that US threats against China have not been effective.

Implications and Effects of UAE-Zionist Regime Official Relations

Strategic Council Online – A Middle East affairs analyst said that the UAE is actually playing in the space provided by the United States and Israel, adding that the UAE is suffering from the delusions of grandeur and superiority complex and by enhancing its position in the region try to become one of the main regional players, but the Emirates has serious weaknesses and reservations regarding Iran.

Warning against Nuclearization of Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – A Saudi affairs analyst, stating that part of the concerns about Saudi Arabia is regarding the possibility of Wahhabi extremist groups coming to power, said that the international community can address the concerns of Saudi Arabia by fully and effectively monitoring the activities of the nuclear core and define clear lines for Saudi Arabia to move towards energy production from this industry.

Dimensions of US Failure in UNSC and Leading Scenarios

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst called the US failure to get the UN Security Council adopt an anti-Iran resolution one of the most obvious signs of the Trump administration’s political isolation in the international community. He considered this US move at the Security Council a tactical measure to open the way to resort to the “trigger mechanism”.

China’s Trump Cards in Competition with US

Strategic Council Online – The Americans hope that with the cooperation of India they will be able to implement the India-Pacific project and stop China; but China has opposed the India-Pacific project, meaning it wants to focus from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Asia Affairs Expert

Characteristics of Kamala Harris & Consequences of Her Pick as VP by Biden

Strategic Council Online – In recent months, there has been talk in political circles of a woman taking over as Vice President under Joseph Robin Biden. It was said that Biden has picked Harris out of the following choices: Susan Rice, Karen Bass and Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer, Tammy Duckworth, and Kamala Harris.
Mohammad Hossein Ashrafi – Public Relations Expert

Intra-Afghan Talks & Obstacles Ahead

Strategic Council Online – The former chief of staff of the Afghan ministry of foreign affairs, while welcoming the efforts to start Intra-Afghan talks, said: “The most important issue in this direction is the actions of the United States, because it may be seeking its shares sabotage in the future to seek a share of this event.”

Iran-Iraq Relations; Obstacles and Opportunities Ahead

Strategic Council Online – In addition to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the new Iraqi government seeks to establish new relations with countries in the region and beyond, in which countries such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf states are given priority.
Siamak Kakai – Iraqi Affairs Expert