Category: Strategic Perspective

Necessity of Global Stand against U.S. Sanctions

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having pointed out the recent statement issued by thirty countries including Iran, China, Russia, Palestine, Belarus, Pakistan, Egypt, Venezuela and Bolivia on condemning to resort the coercive unilateral measures such as sanctions against developing countries, an expert on the U.S. said:” It is obvious that when the U.S. pressurizes countries under the pretext of sanctions, those countries try to both minimize their dependence on the U.S. economy and maximize their capacities to boost their cooperation with other countries subjected to similar sanctions”.

Outcome of Excluding Ukraine from Russian Gas Pipeline Project to Europe

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of Allameh Tabatabaei University, stating that the nature of Russia’s executive plans to transfer energy to Europe is in the direction of eliminating Ukraine, said: Elimination of Ukraine, in addition to undermining the integrity of Europe’s position vis-a-vis Moscow, is a major blow to its transit position and reduces its bargaining power before Europe and Russia.

North Korea’s Riddle in Game of Powers

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior international affairs researcher, commenting on the targets of North Korea’s new missile test, said: North Korea’s nuclear policy is basically a scoring policy. In that sense, North Korea insists that as far as it is possible it would expand its nuclear technology and build bombs and missiles so that the United States would come to the negotiating table and make concessions.

Dr. Kharazi: Ensuring The Rights of All Ethnic Groups, Minorities, Including Their Security, Is The Duty Of All Sovereignties

Strategic Council Online: Dr. Kamal Kharazi said: The main duty of every sovereignty is to ensure the rights of its people, including their security, and this also applies to the incumbent sovereignty in Afghanistan. Countering terrorism and preventing crimes such as the massacre of innocent children and people in Shiite schools and mosques by the ISIS terrorist group is primarily the task of the current sovereignty to eliminate terrorists from the scene of Afghanistan, and of course, it is the natural right of the oppressed Shiites of Afghanistan to defend their rights.

Reinforcement of North Korea Missile Capability & Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: After a six-month cessation of missile tests, in September and October 2021North Korea launched a range of missile tests containing an ultra-sonic new missile (a very sophisticated weapon that is being developed by military powers like the U.S. and Russia), a recently developed new Cruise Missile, and a ballistic missile launched from a train.
Zeinab Farhadi, Researcher on East Asian affairs

Strategy of the Zionist regime to exert influence on Iraq

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The Zionist regime is still seeking to publicize the establishment or expansion of diplomatic relations with various Arab countries. Iraq is one important Arab country for which the Zionist officials are adopting a specific strategy and various tactics for normalization of relations and expansion of influence.
Hamid Khoshayand- Analyst of international issues

Collective engagement in the Caucasus; securing the interests of all regional countries

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of the Caucasus issues says any efforts to change international borders and geopolitics of the region are considered as redline for Iran, adding that “it is expected that the emphasis of the Azerbaijan Republic on the 3+3 model of cooperation will be beyond the policies applied by this country and we would witness measures which would indicate this country is interested in collective and regional political cooperation instead of reliance on the Zionist regime or foreign powers”.

Message, Outcome of Recent Erdogan-Putin Summit

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on September 29 in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. Of course, the short duration of the meeting compared to the long meetings in the past has attracted the attention of analysts who have assessed the event as being related to the escalation of differences between the two sides on some issues. Erdogan and Putin have met 26 times in person since the war in November 2015, when a Russian fighter plane was shot down by Turkey. The last meeting of the leaders of the two countries was held on March 5, 2020 in Moscow.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Threats and Challenges of Pakistani Taliban for Islamabad Gov’t

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat considered Islamabad’s support for the Taliban coming to power in Kabul as a threat to Pakistan’s future and said: The coming to power of the Taliban in Kabul stimulates ethnic sentiments for supporting the Pashtuns in the Pashtun-populated and tribal areas and this will become a great challenge for the government of that country.

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

Orientation of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former head of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Taliban is now only thinking of consolidating its international position; said: So far, there is no evidence of the efforts of the leaders of that group to create an inclusive government with the presence of all ethnic groups.

The prospect of “new governance” in the UAE

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of West Asia issues says replacing some ministers and presenting general outlines cannot present a bright landscape for the situation of the United Arab Emirates in the next 50 years.

British Involvement in War Crimes in Afghanistan, London’s Int’l Responsibility

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An international law professor stressing the need for countries to pay attention to the responsibility of the British government for the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan and discussing it in international meetings and forums said: According to “international humanitarian law” or the so-called war law, those who have ordered massacre of the civilians are considered as guilty and war criminals, and the British government has an international responsibility in this regard.

Strategic Mistakes in Holding Security Confab in Iraqi Kurdistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, referring to the holding of a security conference in Iraqi Kurdistan on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, said: The normalization and publicity of the Zionist regime’s presence in Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as disintegration of the region, were the two main targets of the conference in the Kurdish-populated part of Iraq.

Factors Affective in Strengthening EU-India Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the European Union and India have stepped up their efforts to strengthen trade cooperation in recent months, prospects for economic cooperation between Brussels and Delhi remain unclear.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on Europe affairs

Consequences of the US & China Struggles at the IMF

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become the latest struggle between the U.S. and China, this can be considered in line with the competitions of the two countries at global level; the struggle that shows global competition between the U.S. and China has extended to international organizations too. The attitude of the World Health Organization on Corona pandemic and its positions towards China’s responsibility are also indications that support the competition. Now, the more important question is; what will be the future of the IMF and which direction will it go along with other international bodies? How the financial and monetary markets will be affected?
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Director, Simorgh Development Group, Millennium Plan Think-tank

Unacceptable Ambitions of Azeri President to Change Geopolitics of Caucasus

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international and regional affairs, referring to the destructive role of the Zionist regime in the Caucasus and considering the confession of the President of Azerbaijan on using Israeli drones, said: The recent provocative actions of the government of President Ilham Aliyev in holding a joint maneuver with Turkey and the Zionist regime along Iran’s northwestern borders and Aliyev’s accusations against Iran within the context of his family’s long-standing and unacceptable ambition to change the geopolitics of the Caucasus can be analyzed.