Category: Strategic Perspective

Strengthening Iran-Russia Cooperation Areas

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international issues says what has led to further expansion and closeness of Tehran-Moscow relations today is primarily Russia’s interest in using the experiences and achievements that the Islamic Republic of Iran has obtained in dealing with the sanctions over the past 40 years.

Zionist Regime’s Crisis Making Plans in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent years, the Zionist regime has tried on the one hand to be accepted politically at the regional level, or as the American officials put it, to “merge into” the Middle East region, and on the other hand, to enter into economic, political and security arrangements at the regional level and beyond.
Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert in international affairs

Water Crisis; A Security Threat for the Region & The Necessity for Collective Cooperation

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Consequences of environmental crises in the region is not just confined to other countries (beyond the region). Turkey will also be engaged in the issue gradually. Now, the gradual drying of some lagoons in Istanbul is becoming a serious issue and the dust problem in Southern Turkey and in Kurdish inhabited regions is increasing. Two weeks ago, in early July 2022, we witnessed repeated summer floods in Trabzon. Therefore, damaging the environment and wildfires in Turkey’s forests is also serious issue.

A Glance at Recent Fundamental Changes of Global Parity Rate of Euro versus US Dollar

Strategic Council Online – Opinion
The parity rate of the Euro versus the US dollar came to equality within the last few days. On July 14, 2022, one euro was traded at $ 1.0032 indicating a fall of 11.8% of the Euro value against the US dollar in comparison with the same day last year. Generally, among the factors for such developments are:
– the unfavorable economic perspective of Eurozone because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
– Dubious approach of the European Central Bank
– The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank approach coupled with risk
Reza Majidzadeh, Researcher, Development Political Economics

Shaky Steps without a Clear Vision Taken by Taliban to Acquire Political Legitimacy

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the recent meeting of Taliban elders and religious leaders was held in Kabul aimed at expediting the recognition of Taliban government at regional and international levels, but the government performance within the past months was in a way that makes the realization of such an objective as unachievable.
Samaa Farkhondeh Nejad, Expert of International Affairs

NATO summit in Spain; Europe’s Greater Adherence to US in Confrontation with Russia, China

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs saying that the US used the opportunity to confront Russia and pulled Europe towards itself in the new cold war it has started with China, added: At the Madrid summit, with a harsh and clear language, NATO called China its strategic priority for the next decade and declared Russia a direct inherent threat against the organization.

Consequences of Gas Agreement among the EU, Egypt & the Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor called the gas agreement among Egypt, the Zionist regime, and the EU as a new economic and political coalition with numerous consequences. He said:” The Zionist regime tries to seize the strong need of Europe for energy, thus transform its security and political entity to a supplying entity that meets the economic and energy requirements of Europe.

Strategic Dimensions, Implications of US Middle Eastern NATO Plan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs saying that in the situation where America has experienced numerous failures in the region and is now trying to shift its focus to East Asia, the formation of a military alliance called the “Arab NATO” cannot improve its capabilities, adding: The political propaganda maneuver of the Americans is because they are very worried about the developments outside the West Asian region and their idea is that they should manage the situation in the Middle East in a way to deal with the external and internal crises they face.

Ukraine War; Challenges, Deepening Gaps in Intl. Cyberspace Governance

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international governance of cyberspace, stating that militarization of cyberspace causes a change in understanding from cooperation-oriented cyber geopolitics to conflict-oriented cyber geopolitics, said: Especially after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the gaps in the discussion of international cyberspace governance have deepened.

Evolution in NATO’s Attitude towards Asia-Pacific

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent NATO meeting in Spain on 29-30 of June 2022, regardless of the fact that it was held during the Ukraine crisis and the approach of the alliance to that crisis, reveals the issue of joining new members and the future direction of the alliance is important for another reason which is the presence of heads of four the Asian countries, namely Australia, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, in that meeting, which are considered as being among NATO’s global partners. This shows the importance of examining NATO’s attitude towards the Asia-Pacific region.
Mohammad Javad Ghahermani – Expert on China issues

G-7 Looks at China Differently; from Competitor to Threat

Strategic Council online – Opinion: In its recent meeting in Germany, G-7 has introduced a new infra-structural plan which is considered, in a way, as a competitor to China’s One Belt – One Road initiative. The objective of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) is to allocate $ 600 billion for global infrastructural projects in countries with low and medium-income within the next five years.
Alireza Samoudi, Expert on European Affairs

Objectives of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership between Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) & the European Union

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that signing of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership is the reflection of European leaders’ concern about expansion of ties among countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council with China and particularly Russia at present junction, an expert of West Asia Affairs said:” Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership may prepare a more suitable ground for increased security presence of Europeans in the Persian Gulf region in future”.

Global cryptocurrency casino

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Over the past few weeks, the value of cryptocurrencies has plummeted. Volatility is an inherent force in any market, but in the context of unregulated cryptocurrency markets, there are concerns beyond inherent market volatility.
Reza Majidzadeh—Researcher of economics

Necessity of Prioritizing Water Diplomacy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the Iranian Association on Environmental Risks and Sustainable Development, saying that Iran should define the environment and water as the main priority, added: Solving the problem of water shortage in the country should be done by using a combination of different methods, in such a way that with global interactions and paying attention to water diplomacy, achievements of other countries could be used.

US strategy in describing Taiwan Strait as an “international waterway”

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the Presidential Studies Center stated that the American strategy regarding the issue of “One China” has changed, adding that “the United States has countered the policy of “One China” by calling the Taiwan Strait waterway international.

An Analysis on Intensification of hostile movements of Zionist regime against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, the atmosphere of conflict and tension between Iran and the Zionist regime has taken on new dimensions. The war of words between military and political officials on both sides has escalated to such an extent that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in an interview with the Sunday Times, stressed that “big issues are going to take place in the relations of the Middle East and Asia”. But whatever those issues are, the Zionist regime will definitely be one of its main losers.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert in regional affairs

Consequences of US Oil Sanctions Modification against Venezuela

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that in view of the global crisis on increasing energy prices, the U.S. has no solution but to extend the temporary and limited license on Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), a scientific board member of Tehran University said:” reducing the severity of sanctions on Venezuelan oil substantiated the superiority of thesis about the inefficiency of sanctions”.

Intl. Implications of China’s Future Presidency over BRICS

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Tensions and rivalries between China and the United States have global significance and implications, affecting relations with other powers and even international organizations and institutions such as the G20 or the United Nations and its agencies.
Pouria Nabipour – Ph.D. in political science and international relations