Category: Note

Prospect for JCPOA with Biden Coming to Power

Strategic Council Online – One of the most important questions that have come to the attention of political circles and domestic media in recent weeks is the way the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acton (JCPOA) will be treated by the new US administration and that what would be the fate of the JCPOA in the Biden administration?
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs

Blinken and the Opportunity to Make Up for Pompeo’s Mistakes

Strategic Council Online – As reported by the US media, the President-elect of the United States will nominate Anthony Blinken as his Secretary of State on Tuesday, along with other members of his administration.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – International Law Researcher

Outcome of the poor participation of people in Algeria Constitution referendum

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The referendum on a new constitution for Algeria was held on the first of October 2020 with the participation of political parties such as Talae al-Horriat (the third party of presidential elections of 2019) and Jibhat ul-Mustaqbal (the fifth party) and the opposition of Islamist parties such as Movement of Society for Peace (known as HAMAS), the Algerian Labors Party and the Algerian Justice and Development Front. In the referendum on Algeria’s new constitution, only 23.84 per cent of the people voted for further change and amendments in the governing rules and administration. The draft text of the new constitution was approved with the yes vote of 66 per cent of the participants while 33 per cent opposed it. This is while 76 per cent of the eligible voters did not participate in the referendum, encouraging the leaders of some of Algeria’s political parties to nullify the plebiscite.
Mahmoud Fazeli—expert of international issues

Biden’s Heavy Responsibility in Correcting Trump’s Mistakes

Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump’s presidency has disrupted global relations and in part reflects the problematic position of the United States in international politics. By returning to multilateralism and following the policies of other US presidents prior to Trump, Joe Biden will seek to revitalize to some extent the role of the American leadership in global affairs, including the fight against the Coronavirus.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs

Ecological Outlook and Intra-Regional Interaction in the Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: Ecology, in its simplest sense, is the study of the relationship of the living organisms and their environment. In an ecological environment, demographic phenomena, type of nutrition, shape, size and amount, habits and behavior of animals in that environment are influential in its survival or vulnerability. In addition to the complex internal relationship, the extra systemic relationship of any ecological environment is effective in its survival. If the external systemic relations of a specific ecological environment fluctuate with other environments, its vulnerability is certain.

Sales of arms to Saudi Arabia; Western complicity in war crimes in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Military aggression continues against Yemen while countries such as the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Canada are accomplice to the crimes committed against the world’s most impoverished country of the region through the continued sale of arms and intelligence and logistical supports provided to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European issues

Karabakh War; Necessity & Importance of Iran Role-Playing

Strategic Council Online: Continuation of the military conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which started on September 27, 2020 due to the military movements of the Republic of Azerbaijan to retake its territories, can be discussed from various points of view.
Dr. Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russia Affairs

US Elections, an Opportunity to Change and Amend Wrong American Policies

Strategic Council Online: The “maximum pressure” that results in depriving the Iranian people of getting access to certain medicines and vital necessities or the assassination of the late Commander of Quds Force in clear violation of the UN Charter is just part of the crimes Donald Trump committed against Iran during his presidency. With the transition of power in the United States the best opportunity has been provided in order to make it up for the harms done and amend the wrong policies implemented by the US administration.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini – Researcher of International Law

Greece Seeks Suspension of EU Customs Union with Turkey

Strategic Council Online: Tensions between Greece and Turkey in the East Mediterranean Sea have entered a complicated phase over Turkey’s measures regarding drillings and exploration activities in the region.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on Europe Affairs

Scenarios of riots in the wake of the US presidential elections

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: It is highly likely to witness riots and protests after the upcoming US presidential elections and the probable emergence of clashes between the supporters of the candidates of Republicans and the Democratic Party; of course, it is not yet clear whether or not clashes would happen between the two groups as it really depends on the amount of gap between the votes of the two candidates.
Foad Izadi—Professor at the Faculty of the World Studies, University of Tehran

The future of Afghanistan and India’s ambiguous relations with it

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: If for any reason, the Taliban are successful, either through political means and negotiations or military action, to possess maximum power in Afghanistan, and the two other parties—the North Front and the Liberal Democrats—are consequently placed in the weakness position, India would be definitely a loser as the Taliban’s view is ideological and therefore considers groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen against India in Keshmir as its own allies. Therefore, if the Taliban are placed in the position of strength and power in Afghanistan, they would provide such groups with operational bases and India can no longer play a significant role in that country.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi—Expert of the subcontinent

Expansion of Saudi-UAE Crimes Dimension in Yemen

Strategic Council Online: Three major crimes have been registered in the Saudi-UAE war record; the first is crimes against humanity, the second ethnic cleansing, and the third is genocide, each of which reflects some of the dimensions of Saudi crimes in the war against Yemen.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Expert on West Asia Issues

Reasons and Consequences of the US opposition to extending START II

Strategic Council Online -Opinion: Killing START II would mean that Russia and the United States consider no limit whatsoever on developing nuclear weapons and there exists the possibility that the American side especially would make efforts to achieve new progress and development in the area of nuclear weapons or increase the number of American nuclear missiles and weapons.
Shoayb Bahman—Expert of Russia relations

Iran and the probable victory of Biden in US elections

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The fifty-ninth presidential elections of the United States of American will be held on 03 November 2020 with the main competition being between two old candidates from the two main political parties of the United States. The candidate of the Democratic Party has nearly five decades of experience while the Republican candidate has only four years of political experience. They are now entering the last week of the tense campaign to enter the White House. Any political and geopolitical action of the United States is a phenomenon which has its own special repercussions for the entire world and countries.
Ebrahim Roomina—Member of the academic staff of Tarbiyat Modarres University

India’s Position and Role in US-China Confrontation

Strategic Council Online: To the same extent that confrontation between the US and China intensifies, the governments of East and South Asia will more clearly define the borders between themselves and China. Therefore, the US call on India to reduce the volume of trade with China should be sought within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy, which the two countries have already agreed over the need for its existence and its implementation.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs

Objectives of the Emirati delegation visit to the Occupied Territories

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The normalization of relations between some Arab countries and Israel is being pursued under one major objective: creating legitimacy for the Zionist regime in the Middle East—an issue which is being highlighted and followed up seriously by the President of the United States.
Davood Ahmadzadeh—Expert of Middle East affairs

Egypt’s Targets in the Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – Following the signing of the controversial agreement between Egypt and Greece on the demarcation of water borders in the Eastern Mediterranean, the two countries agreed to complete the demarcation process. The agreement allows the two countries to use natural resources available in the intended economic zone and explore oil and natural gas. In the agreement in question, the maritime rights of the two parties have been specified to some extent and details of the maritime borders will be determined in the outcome of the future negotiations.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on European Affairs

Strategic outcomes of the expiration of arms embargo against Iran

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The serious concern of the United States about the expiration of arms sanctions against Iran, which has been undermentioned in the outlets, is that Iran is now able to, legally and openly, export weapons. And that is a serious and sensitive blow to Washington and its regional allies.
Seyyed Reza Mirtaher- Expert of military and strategic issues