Category: Note

Yemen; Battlefield of Biden and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Joe Biden will have no choice but to remove Ansarullah from the American list of terrorist groups in order to participate in the peace talks with Saudi Arabia in future.
Hassan Hanizadeh-Middle East expert

US Arms Strategy in West Asia

Strategic Council Online – The US methods and incentives to sell arms to West Asia are more in line with building business for defense contractors than building security in West Asia.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs

Major Challenges of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in 2021

Strategic Council Online – Turkey has started its foreign policy in the New Year with fear and hope. Its relations with the United States, the European Union, Greece, Russia, the Zionist regime, Syria and Saudi Arabia are among Turkey’s most important challenges.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Normalization; a Cover for Advancing Racist Policies of Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – The widespread reactions of the political authorities and the nations of the region to the signing of the plan to normalize relations between the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco with the Zionist regime in the closing months of 2020, in fact brought the future of this plan under question and raised this question that whether this normalization is a mere show and a ceremonial move, or in reality a strategic and sustained effort on the path of making peace between the Arabs and Israel.
Kourosh Salehi – International affairs analyst

Alarm Bell for Iraq Following US Sanction on Hashd Al-Shaabi Commander

Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Opportunities for Iran’s Cooperation with Central Asian States

Strategic Council Online – The Islamic Republic of Iran can use the principle of balancing and diversification, to increase its presence in the Central Asian region.
Vali Kouzegar Kaleji – senior researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies of the President’s Office

Foreign Policy Doctrine of Justice and Development Party towards Iran

Strategic Council Online – The two governments of Iran and Turkey have been the two balanced, stable and important governments in the region for centuries, and these two governments, within the historical context, have always been the main players in the region.
Dr. Mohsen Eslami – Faculty member of Tarbiat Modarres University

Normalization of Morocco’s Relations with Zionist Regime; Turning Israel into a Security Threat to Algeria

Strategic Council Online – Morocco is the last country that has taken measures for normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. This country, along with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, is the sixth country in the Arab world that establishes diplomatic relations with Israel. In return for the normalization of relations, Morocco received recognition of possession of Western Sahara.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs

Model Ruling over Iran-Turkey Relations; Cooperation and Political Rivalry

Strategic Council Online – Note: Iran and Turkey are the two important countries in the West Asia region and inheritors of great empires and historical hegemony that have always been in “competition and cooperation” with each other. Although the two countries have different and sometimes competitive roles and effects in the region and disagree on various issues, those differences have never meant ignoring and overshadowing the many common interests in bilateral relations.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst

US Sanctions against Iran, a Tool or a Strategy?

Strategic Council Online – National governments and international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union impose economic sanctions with an aim of forcing, deterring, punishing or discrediting entities that jeopardize their interests or violate the so-called international norms. In fact, the philosophy of the existence of sanctions is a tool for the punishment and consequently forcing the target country to change its behavior. Sanctions are generally seen as a low-cost, low-risk route, and in fact as a course between diplomacy and war.
Peyman Hassani – Researcher at the Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh (AS) University

Dimensions of Joe Biden’s Middle East Policy

Strategic Council Online – Joe Biden, despite repeatedly emphasizing his support for Israel, opposes some of Trump’s unilateral actions on the issue of peace, the annexation of more territories in the West Bank, and calls for the US to return to the two-state solution.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Issues

Corona Vaccine & World Powers Monopolistic & Discriminatory Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Although the sources of vaccine production came from people who saw their aid as a donation to save humanity, but with Western governments taking control of these resources, they have been given the tools of power to determine “who should live and who should not.”
Abed Akbari – International Affairs Analyst

Strategic partnership of Moscow and Beijing, the outcome of the joint hostility of the US

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—In spite of Washington’s view that considers China and Russia as permanent threats that should be contained and insolated through the instrument of sanctions, Moscow and Beijing, on the other hand, have been pursuing a pragmatic approach based on realism to maximize their cooperation and relations with the West with the aim of neutralizing Washington’s isolation efforts.
Dr. Ahmad Vakhshiteh—Associate Professor, Eurasia National University

Developments in Current Order in Global Financial System

Strategic Council Online – China, by applying the strategy of making countries indebted through loans or commodity financing, seeks to play a role similar to US domination over the global financial system during the reconstruction of the post-World War II Europe.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of Political Economy of Development

The consequences of the US sanctions on Turkey

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Due to consciously cooperation with Russian arms company Rosoboronexport and the purchase of the S-400 missile defense systems, Turkey has gone under US sanctions of CAATSA as Washington does not tolerate interaction with Russia in military domains by other countries. The purchase of S-400 missile defense systems by Turkey has endangered the safety of the US military personnel and technology and would provide access for Russia to the armed forces and defense industries of Turkey. The main goal of US sanctions on Turkey is to prevent Russia from reaping huge financial gains and accessing and impacting the NATO defense systems. US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo has asked Turkey to resolve the issue of S-400 with long-term cooperation in the defense sector and adapt once again itself with the rules of NATO and the purchase of arms compatible with this military alliance treaty.
Mahmoud Fazeli, expert of international issues

Mutual Turkey-EU Feeling; Too Close, Too Far

Strategic Council Online – Europe is pursuing a kind of “tilt but don’t spill” attitude towards Turkey, based on which it is neither indifferent nor reacts harshly.
Afshin Zargar – PhD in International Relations, Faculty Member

Turkey’s Presence in Libya, Motives and Dimensions

Strategic Council Online – Turkey is trying to use the leverage of its military presence in Libya to pave the way for political negotiations on political and economic interests, particularly on the sharing of Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.
Hassan Ashrafi – Researcher on Turkey’s affairs