Category: Strategic Perspective

The significance and objectives of the visit by President Assad to Tehran

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Bashar al-Assad traveled to Iran for the second time in ten years. Although it was not possible to travel at this level during the years of crisis in Syria for security reasons, it has never been able to overshadow the strategic relationship between the two countries or reduce it to lower levels.
Barsam Mohammadi-Expert of regional issues

Strategic Consequences for NATO Membership of Sweden & Finland

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: During the recent day, we witnessed that Sweden and Finland expressed their decision to join NATO. Traditionally, the two countries have followed the policy of non-membership in any alliance. Even during the Cold War, they adhered to their policy. The neutrality policy was also considered as an important factor to secure the stability of North Europe by Moscow, which had been admitted by European countries as well.
Dr. Mohammad Medhi Mazaheri, University Professor

An analysis of Iran-Saudi Arabia talks

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which began for the first time in March 2021 with the aim of easing tensions in bilateral relations, are continuing. So far, five rounds of the Tehran-Riyadh political dialogue have been hosted by the Iraqi government in Baghdad. Although the negotiations have not yet led to tangible results, the parties have assessed the atmosphere of the negotiations as positive and forward-looking in their positions.
Hamid Khoshayand-Expert of regional issues

US Concern over Missile Nuclear Strategy of North Korea, China Gaining Power

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that the US objective in proposing negotiations is not to change the North Korean regime or its weaponry, but to separate North Korea from China, added: Measures North Korea is taking with the display of weapons are to the extent of propaganda maneuvers and psychological warfare; because it has no confidence in China’s support in the event of war.

Saudi officials worry about possible consequences of normalization of Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A Middle East expert refers to the landing of a Zionist aircraft in the Saudi capital Riyadh concurrent with the remarks by the head of this regime who called for a visit to Saudi Arabia and Riyadh joining the reconciliation pact, adding that “there is no doubt that the Saudi officials, due to their entanglement with the United States and the Western world, have been preparing the ground for establishing relations with the Zionist regime for many years and have tried to establish the Saudi government and strengthen its foundations by gaining the consent of Zionist circles in the United States. But their concern about the reactions and the consequences has prevented this from happening”.

Announcing Acceptance of “One China” Principle; Deceptive Strategy of US against China

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor of international relations considered the US strategy towards China and the announcement of the acceptance of “One China” principle as being based on the “carrot and stick” policy, and said: China is exposed to numerous harms and knows what the US raises within the framework of “acceptance of One China,” is not the implementing policy of that country.

Perspective of Energy Security in Europe

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Having referred to current trends of developments between Russia and Europe and also international political economy, one of the global important challenges of the present century is the challenge on energy security and resources, particularly oil and gas.
Pouria Nabipour, Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations

Origins of New Round of Military Tensions between Turkey & Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Despite the agreement made between Prime Minister the Hellenic Republic and Turkish President in their last meeting in Istanbul to reduce tension in Aegean Sea, Turkish Air Force fighters have recently violated extensively the air space of Greece and flew over residential and non-residential islands of the country. For example, during a day Turkish fighters had 126 cases of violating Athens’ Flight Information Region (FIR) and 41 cases of flight over 12 residential and non-residential islands of Greece.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international issues

Dam Building in Turkey Regardless of Environmental Concerns in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior expert on Turkey affairs, explaining the devastating consequences of Turkish dam building, said: A regional water management institution should be established in the region to help facilitate identification of new and effective methods of water resources management, communication and cooperation between members, creation of a communication network and discovery of more opportunities to deepen cooperation among countries of the region in the future.

Dimensions of Soft Warfare, US Attempt for Brain Drain from Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Explaining the most important aspects of the US soft war against Russia, an analyst of Russia affairs said: US attempt to attract Russia’s elite has long-term goals and prospects, and in the long run will certainly weaken Moscow’s technical and scientific capabilities.

Strategic Agreement of China-Solomon Islands, US Concern

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the US affairs, commenting on China’s security agreement with the Solomon Islands, said: Security agreement between the presidents of the Solomon Islands and China, which was signed on April 19 was a strategic agreement between Beijing as a major world power and a small island nation that would undoubtedly have global consequences.

New British Approach to JCPOA

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, Britain has backed the nuclear deal with Iran by changing its previous positions. According to the spokesman for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the main reason for that is the desire to establish economic relations with Iran as soon as possible.
Abed Akbari – Expert on Europe affairs

Two sides of the coin regarding the strengthening of British-Indian military and security cooperation

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The news of the agreement to increase military cooperation between Britain and India has become an important issue in the international system; The agreement, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is aimed at expanding security and defense cooperation to achieve so-called peace and global security.
Hossein Sayyahi—Researcher of international affairs

Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia; Strategic or tactical approach?

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Turkish issues says Turkey and Saudi Arabia, after one decade of severing relations, have once again talked about a new opening in their relations, adding that Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia indicates review and a new era in Ankara-Riyadh relations.

Clashes in Al-Aqsa Mosque, Zionist Regime’s Concern over New Intifada

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Zionist regime affairs stated that the Tel Aviv’s political apparatus seeks to change the identity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, but because it is afraid of its consequences, it tries not to claim responsibility for his actions, adding: After Al-Aqsa Mosque clashes, the Zionist regime is concerned about a new Intifada and is trying to prevent its occurrence.

Vague Perspective of Holding Libyan Parliamentary Election

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the African issues elaborated the reasons of postponement of Libyan parliamentary election of December 24, 2021 and said:” in this connection, two main reasons could be mentioned; first, the lack of necessary preparations to hold the election and second, lack of enough effort to hold the election by those who were responsible, particularly, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh himself, the then Prime Minister, and as the person in charge of holding election.

Turkey’s Approach on Ukraine War, Relations with Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs said that Turkey-Russia relations had become relatively strategic in recent years, despite criticism from NATO member states, adding: Despite the expansion of Turkey-Russia relations, in the context of the Ukraine war and application of all-out pressure on Moscow, Ankara does not play entirely on NATO field and does not act carelessly in relation to Russia.

Collapse of Peaceful Coexistence in India, Consequences of Violence against Muslims

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat, stating that the silence of the Indian government has accused New Delhi of collaborating with Hindu extremist groups against Muslims, adding: This situation is ultimately to the detriment of the Indian government and drags the country towards radicalism and extremism.

Objectives, consequences of Turkey’s military operations in north Iraq

Online Strategic Council – Interview: A member of the faculty of the Research Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) stated that Turkey wants to transfer the Zionist regime’s gas resources through the gas pipeline in north Iraq to meet its needs and those of Europe, adding: In this case, Turkey will become a major gas passage in the region, and with the entry of the Zionist regime into the gas supply, we will see more conflict and further security-military presence of the Zionist regime in this region.