Category: Note

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

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

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

Strategic Importance of Rapprochement between Iran & Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced tossing relations within the past few decades, which ultimately led to severance of relations in 2016 and heightening tensions in their relations.
Hamid Khoshayand, Analyst, International Affairs

Intensification of Saudi Moves to End Yemeni War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The Yemeni crisis in recent days has witnessed significant political and field developments that have led the process of equations towards the emergence of horizons for negotiations.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Saudi affairs

Strategic Targets, Consequences of Recent Unrest in Caucasus

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent weeks, news of the harassment Azeri soldiers caused the Iranian transit vehicles passing through the disputed territories of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia has been frequently published in the media. The question that arises in this regard is whether those behaviors are cross-sectional or a sign of the change in the approach that should be taken more seriously by the Islamic Republic of Iran and a solution should be considered to deal with them?
Dr. Ehsan Movahedian – University professor and international relations researcher

Interventionist Approach of the West to Lebanese Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden’s administration, in coordination with France, has been pushing for structural reform in Lebanon since taking office. The Biden’s administration supports Emmanuel Macron’s policy in Lebanon, while maintaining economic pressures and sanctions on Hezbollah.
Fatemeh Nekoo Lal Azad – Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (Abrar)

Applied Areas of Artificial Intelligence with Strategic Application

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Artificial Intelligence refers to a technology which has the capability of contemplation and can imitate the smart behavior of humans. Machine learning and pattern recognition are among the most important applications of Artificial Intelligence.
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Director of Simorgh Development, Millennium Plan think-tank

China’s Successful Strategy in Foreign Investment Field

Strategic Council Online– Opinion: One of the important issues in the international economy is the issue of foreign investment. Foreign investment has advantages such as the transfer and use of technology and the resulting benefits, export development, increase foreign exchange reserves, improve the balance of payments, new business opportunities, increase government tax revenues, etc., which ultimately increase economic growth for the host country.

Turkey’s Relations with Arab States, Its Regional Effects

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ten years since the effects of the Arab Spring on the countries of the region, it seems that this time a different spring weather condition has begun to prevail among countries of the Arab world and Turkey.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Joint Turkish Exercises in Caucasus: Geopolitical Objectives, Consequences

Strategic Council Online – opinion: Turkey has conducted two separate military exercises with the Republic of Azerbaijan on the one hand and Pakistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the other hand, on limited land and sea scale. The Ankara government pursues specific targets of holding exercises that are geopolitically “purposeful” and “meaningful”, and the recent exercise is one of Turkey’s most important measures since the end of the Second Karabakh War.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Russia, China Taking Big Step for Phasing Out Dollar

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: China and Russia also want to create a financial system outside the US supervision that will have sufficient authority and power in the world.
Ali Khansari – International affairs analyst

Consequences of Evacuation of Three US Military Bases in Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs commenting on the reasons for the evacuation of three US military bases in Syria said: The United States is a traditional ally of the Syrian Kurds and through supporting Kurdish autonomy has made efforts and is still making in order to have a place to infiltrate Syria, especially in the oil rich areas; but nevertheless, the Syrian army’s domination on most areas has forced them to end their occupation of three military bases in Deir ez-Zor and al-Hasakah provinces.

Landmark Election in Germany & Its European Consequences

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Germany held a landmark and important election on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The election will put an end to the 16-year chancellorship of Angela Merkel, who led the country for four consecutive terms. More than 60 million Germans over 18 years of age are eligible to vote. It should be noted that in Germany, the executive power takes its legitimacy from legislative power. Bundestag nationwide election is considered as the most important political event of the country at the federal level.
Seyed Nader Noorbakhsh, Ph.D. Political Geography, Tehran University