Category: Note

US Military Strategy in Syria

Strategic Council Online: Under the current circumstances, the US will maintain a presence in Syria, in the form that it will relinquish less important regions either to Turkey or even indirectly to Russia or Damascus central government, but it will still keep sensitive centres like oil wells or strategic points that it thinks could cut off the communication lines between Iran and the Mediterranean under control.
Amir Ali Abolfateh – American Affairs Expert

Early Elections in UK and the Fate of Brexit

Strategic Council Online: By holding early elections, the Brits will have the opportunity to express their views on the fate of Brexit or on mechanisms of its implementation by electing a new government.
Seyed Jalal Sadatian – British Affairs Expert

India’s Creeping Strategy against Kashmir

Strategic Council Online: Given the recently announced decisions on Kashmir, several scenarios are foreseeable in the future, each requiring a specific reaction.
Nozar Shafiei – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Bahraini Regime; Pioneer in Betraying Palestinian Cause

Strategic Council Online: The Bahraini regime is now one of the weak links in opposition to Iranian regional policy in the Middle East and sees the best way to move closer to the Zionist regime to advance its anti-Iranian goals.
Davood Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

A Glance at Turkish Ceasefire Statement and Its Implications

Strategic Council Online: A meeting between US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials in Ankara ended with the announcement of a 120-hour ceasefire in northern Syria. Following the talks, a joint 13-article statement was issued between Turkey and the United States, which, in addition to sparking harsh criticism by Trump’s opponents to its clauses, the Syrian presidential adviser described it “vague.”
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Washington’s Instrumental Approach towards International Institutions

Strategic Council Online: The outlook of the two main parties in the United States is to maintain the country’s leadership and America’s global status; but one view holds that organizations and institutions will prevent this from happening, and the other view is that compliance with international organizations will help maintain and boost America’s standing and its legitimacy.
Tahmoures Gholami – American Affairs Expert

Impacts of US Space Military Technology Deployment

Strategic Council Online: The Trump administration is trying to resurrect the US Space Command and keep up in space the competition it has with Russia and China on the ground.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on International Affairs

Reasons for Escalation of US-EU Divide

Strategic Council Online: The United States has shown in different terms, especially under Donald Trump that it does not regard Europe a close ally; withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, pulling out of many trade treaties, and leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) contrary to the wishes of European governments indicates that the political and historical bonds between the two sides of the Atlantic are fading, because their common interests have diminished.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert

Necessity of Maintaining Safety of International Waterways

Strategic Council Online: Any insecurity on the international waterways will not only disrupt the security and infrastructure of the regional countries, but will also increase the insecurity of international politics and economics due to the link between world economy and politics and the region.
Nozar Shafiei – Expert on Foreign Policy Issues

Factors Effective in Fueling Recent Protests in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: US discontent with Adel Abdul Mahdi’s foreign policy shift toward China and Russia and the issue of the Resistance are among the factors fueling the recent protests in Iraq.
Hadi Alami Fariman – Foreign Policy Expert

ISIS Threat in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: The more disorder and insecurity in Afghanistan, the more ISIS can recover and develop.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor and Expert on Geopolitics

Strategic Aspects of Arbaeen Rally

Strategic Council Online: At present, given the unrest in the region, some of the protests in Iraq and the foreign intervention in the Middle East and Muslim affairs, the Arbaeen ceremony can serve as a model for the solidarity, unity and security of Muslim nations.
Sadallah Zarei – Middle East Affairs Expert

The Role of Zionist Regime in Iraqi Protests

Strategic Council Online: Zionist regime officials’ outlook about Iraq stems from their positions vis-à-vis the countries of the Resistance. Therefore, in order to undermine the countries of the Resistance they seek to take actions at various political, military and economic levels against Iraq.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Future of OPEC and Iran’s Approach

Strategic Council Online: Most of the OPEC member states are Saudi allies who have taken anti-Iranian positions on various occasions, and more than OPEC they have sought to strengthen the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Political Economy of Development

Perspective of Iran- EAEU Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: If Iran under the sanctions and under circumstances that Europe too has failed to meet its commitments, could properly pursue its cooperation with Eurasia an opportunity for expanding regional trade and increasing Iran’s non-oil exports will be provided.
Afshar Soleimani – Former Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan

Johnson’s Failed Attempt to Win Brexit Deal

Strategic Council Online: In his latest attempt to win a Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Europe to keep the northern and southern Irish borders open for four years after UK exit from the European Union so that the Irish will not be in trouble after the withdrawal deal.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert

Dimensions of Russian Security Plan in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: Russia seeks to thwart US efforts to build coalitions in the region. Moscow sees the US plan as very dangerous that could both increase military presence in the region and enhance the likelihood of conflicts. So the Kremlin is trying to prevent the US-led coalition from escalating tensions in the region.
Mahmoud Shouri – Russia Affairs Expert

Incursion into Syria; Turkey’s Miscalculation!

Strategic Council Online: The United States has announced its withdrawal from Syrian soil at a time that it gives the green light to Turkey to violate the national sovereignty of Syria and occupy 450 square kilometers at a depth of 30 kilometers.
Azam Gol Mohammadi – International Law Researcher

Roots of the Recent Protests in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: The US and certain countries in the region are currently trying to mount a wave of popular protests in Iraq in an open sign of intervention in the internal affairs of the country.
Hassan Danaeifar – Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq