Category: Note

Strategic Effects of the Recent Iraqi Parliament Anti-Zionist Bill

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are a couple of different readings on the recent Iraqi parliament bill about banning the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime; The first interpretation deals with it from micro scale and studies the case from executive background. The second interpretation reviews the bill from macro and strategic aspects and thus analyses its effects on Iraq’s foreign relations as well as political and military equations of the region.
Jafar Ghannad Baashi, Expert of the Middle East issues

Prospect of Legislation on Banning Normalization of Relations with Zionist Regime in Certain Arab Countries

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Under circumstances that the Zionist regime is in a difficult situation in terms of security, political, economic, social … issues which, as admitted by the leaders of that regime, has been unprecedented in the past 75 years, we are witnessing actions taken by certain important Arab states, including Iraq, for confronting the strategy of normalization of the Zionist regime’s relations with Arab and Islamic countries.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

An Analysis on Revival of Turkish-UAE Relations

Strategic Council Online – Guest Opinion: After a decade of cold relations, Turkey and the UAE are on the path to reviving bilateral relations. This new trend began in 2021 with a series of high-level diplomatic meetings and contacts, culminating in Mohamed bin Zayed’s November visit to Ankara. Recently, Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on the death of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The trip also saw the signing of more than 10 agreements between the two countries, including a defense industry cooperation agreement.
Seyed Hamed Hosseini – PhD student in international relations

Saudi Arabia & the Zionist Regime; challenges & Concerns ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Saudi Arabia policy versus the Zionist regime has always been impressed by domestic, regional and international elements as well as components. While the authorities of Al Saud have always tried to turn Palestinian issue as the axis of their Arabic – Islamic policy to draw a macro image of the so-called concerns of the kingdom, they have kept their connecting channels active for the development of their clandestine relations with the Zionist regime.
Kamran Karami, Researcher of Arabic Peninsula issues

Objectives, Message of North Korea’s Intensified Missile Tests

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following Joe Biden’s recent visit to Asia, North Korea conducted three missile tests on May 24, which observers say included two short-range ballistic missiles and one intercontinental missile. The tests are considered as the seventeenth round of tests in that country in 2022. The latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, if confirmed, is the second since March. Such developments show that North Korea is breaking away from the “self-imposed suspension” from 2018.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – Expert on Asia affairs

New Round of Turkey – Greece Tension

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following Turkey’s decision to cut off any negotiations with Greece, the conservative Greek government is preparing for the next steps in the conflict with Ankara. The Greek side is trying to raise the issue of “challenge generation and agressivity” of Turkey at the next EU summit to be held in 23-24 of the current month.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Dimensions of Escalated Turkey – NATO Differences

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while stating that Finland and Sweden, in order to join NATO should not bother themselves to send delegations to Ankara with an aim of convincing Turkey, expressed his explicit opposition to the two Scandinavian countries joining NATO. Meanwhile, Sweden and Finland, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have recently stated that they are determined to end their centuries-old non-military commitment and join NATO.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations

Objectives and consequences of new Turkish military movements in Syria

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: One of the most important consequences of the prolongation of the Russian conflict in Ukraine and the erosion of this war in Europe is the impact on the extent and manner of Russia’s military presence in the Middle East and, most importantly, in Syria. Russia has to deploy a large part of its forces and military base in Syria to support its forces in Ukraine, and in this case, the vacuum of Russia’s presence in crisis-stricken Syria will allow new conflicts to arise between ambitious actors, including Turkey.
Ali Saadtazar-Director of Turkey Department, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam

US Objectives behind Prolonging Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are several indications that the United States is seeking to “prolong the war” in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

What happened at the Davos 2022 Meeting?

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Yoval Noah Harari in the preface to the book “God-like man; A Brief History of the Future” believes that man today has overcome the historical dangers of war and famine, and that peace has become a stable condition and a new rule. Hence, wars or famines like the past are unlikely or their catastrophic consequences will be diminished.
Reza Majidzadeh-Researcher of the political economy of development

Consequences of West’s Action in Confiscating Russian Foreign Assets

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell in an interview with the Financial Times said that the European Union is seeking to confiscate Russian foreign assets to use it for rebuilding Ukraine. He told the daily: It makes sense for the European Union to follow the example of the United States in the way it behaved with the assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations

British security pact with Sweden and Finland; Trends and Consequences

Strategic Council Online: Interview: Referring to Britain’s efforts to take the lead in defending Eastern and Northern Europe against Russia, a European affairs expert said Britain wanted to return to its former role in European defense and security by strengthening Eastern and Northern Europe and revive an “Atlanticist approach” which defines Europe’s security and defense under the umbrella of NATO and US bases in Europe.

Consequences of Turning Sadrist Movement into a National Opposition in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Seven months after Iraq’s parliamentary elections, a new government has not yet been formed. Prolonged government formation, which has led to a continuing political stalemate in Iraq, poses new challenges for the country, which is still in a period of security and political transition despite defeating ISIS.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Objectives & consequences of ISIS Missile Attack on Tajikistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the Middle East issues commented on four hand-made missiles launched from Takhar Province to Tajikistan on May 7, 2022 by ISIS forces and said:” with these missile attacks, ISIS plans to boast some neighboring countries as well as Taliban about its missile capability. It seems that some external circles are behind this stage of ISIS operation.

The internal crisis of the Zionist regime and the escape of Bennett’s cabinet from a definite defeat

Strategic Council Online: Opinion: The new cabinet of the Zionist regime came to power in June 2021 with only 61 supporting deputies; But after going through various ups and downs, this cabinet finally faced its biggest internal crisis in the recent month. The two-pronged crisis began with the resignation of Aydit Silman, a member of the Yaminah party, and led to the suspension of the United Arab List-Raam party’s cooperation with the cabinet following the escalation of clashes between Jews and Muslims at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Mansoor Barati, Researcher of Zionist regime issues

Crisis of illegal Immigration in Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: EU member countries have faced a wave of asylum seekers in recent years following escalation of crisis in West Asian countries as well as intensification of economic and political problems. Asylum seekers crossed the European borders in the hope of finding security and employment, but faced closed borders and inhumane treatment.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Intensification of Major Powers Military & Economic Competitions in North Pole

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: North Pole is as an inhabitable and in the meantime, a crucial region among the countries located there. In view of global warming during the past decade, its importance has much increased, and the peripheral countries of the North Pole have thus demanded a more crucial and more powerful presence in this part of the Earth.
Morteza Makki, Expert on European Affairs