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Reasons why EU sanctions against Russia are ineffective

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: While the strategy of sanctioning and creating restrictions in international politics are planned and conceptualized with different goals, but in practice, they usually do not lead to desired and effective results.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher of international issues

African Diplomacy of Russia; Moscow’s New Front against the West

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: While it is already six months since the Ukraine war began, Russian Foreign Minister in his African tour, paid a visit to Uganda on his diplomatic initiative. Most of African leaders took a relative soft stance inclined to Moscow on Ukraine war and avoided condemning it. They accounted the U.S. and NATO as the main factor of the war and accused them as the cause of continuity of conflict in the Eastern European country. They also avoided joining the West’s sanctions on Russia.
Dr. Amir Hossein Askari, Expert of international affairs

Analysis of inflation in the EU; Threats & Perspective Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The European Central Bank (ECB) is on the horns of a dilemma: it should either do something about the high inflation rate, or to keep on with high flexibility in order to show reaction to another crisis.
Pouria Nabi Pour, Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations

Ukraine War an Opportunity for Azerbaijan to Exploit

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Since the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, relations between Baku and Washington have been affected by various factors.
Dr. Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert on international affairs

Aspects & Consequences of Agreement between Russia & Ukraine on Grain Export

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having commented on the agreement made among military delegations of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations in Istanbul on the export of grains from Ukraine, an expert of European affairs said:” the Agreement is very important from food crisis point of view in the world”.

Importance, Necessity of Resumption of Iran-Egypt Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: More than 43 years have passed since the Islamic Republic of Iran and Egypt severed relations. Support of Anwar Sadat, the former president of Egypt, for the deposed Shah of Iran, his opposition to the Islamic Revolution, and the conclusion of the so-called “Camp David” agreement were three important issues that caused the relationship between the two countries to be severed in 1979.
Barsam Mohammadi – Expert on regional affairs

A Review on Iraq’s Political Developments & Challenges of Forming a Government

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that if Muqtada Sadr was truly looking for departing from political trends, he should have made all his directors resign simultaneously, an expert on Iraqi issues said: “Despite Sadr Shi’ite rivals have important and various challenges ahead, but there is a consensus among them that Prime Minister should be someone from the second rank”.

Biden’s failure in West Asia trip

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs believes: Although Biden tried to highlight Iranophobia during his recent tour of West Asia, in fact, an important part of Biden’s objective was to reduce concerns about influence of China and Russia in the region.

Reasons, Consequences of Increase in French Military Budget

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An International Relations professor said: Considering that the position of France does not fit into the framework of the Anglo-Saxon countries and it knows that it cannot always count on the approaches of the United States and Britain, it is forced to both maintain the superior military power in Europe and, by investing in the export sector, maintain the advantage of its military equipment.

The US House of Representatives opposition to the sale of weapons to Turkey; A blow to Erdogan

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: After the meeting between Erdogan and Biden at the NATO summit in Madrid and Turkey’s withdrawal from the veto of Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO, positive signs were seen for Turkey’s purchase of new weapons from the United States, and Biden supported the sale of F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to Turkey. Yet, the US House of Representatives approved a plan to block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Analyst of international relations

Biden’s Middle East Tour; A Response to US Concern about Growing Influence of China, Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor says the United States is concerned that its partners and allies in the region, to the disappointment of the US, will go towards an arms race or join emerging powers such as China and Russia. He added: The assumption that the US reassurance to its allies can prevent the further influence of China, Russia, and Iran in this region is definitely unrealistic.

Impacts of Government Change on British Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, stating that it does not seem that there will be significant changes in London’s foreign policy files with the change of government in Britain, said: It is possible that in cases such as the war in Ukraine, the British support for that Eastern European country will decrease due to the British economic crisis.

Accepting EU Candidate Status of Ukraine, Moldova; A Symbolic Message to Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the Strategic Studies Research Institute stated that the European Union’s decision to study the membership of Ukraine and Moldova in the Union is politically motivated and symbolic, adding: Severe strictures will definitely be applied to continue the membership process.

Objectives behind US-UAE Military Exercise in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent joint naval exercise between the United States and the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf once again put the issue of the future stability and security of the region in the spotlight.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher of international affairs

Factors Influencing Strategic India-Russia Partnership

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Indian subcontinent affairs believes that New Delhi is worried about the severe economic challenges caused by the war in Ukraine for India’s interests and national security and, at the same time, Russia considers India’s non-joining to international sanctions against Moscow as a political opportunity with regard to the US failure and at the same time economically in terms of weakening effects of the sanctions.

Analysis of Sanctions Imposed upon Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A scientific board member of Allameh Tabataba’i University stated that analyses indicate the Russian economy will be 10% smaller in the first year of sanctions. She said:” We have witnessed the toughest sanctions imposed upon Russia since February 2022 when it invaded Ukraine. More than 11000 real persons have been subjected to these sanctions.

Reasons of Turkey’s U-Turn to Admit Sweden & Finland Membership in NATO

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Difficult situations in the region, Ukraine events, the new round of tensions with Greece, the revival of relations with Saudi Arabia, and making effort for rapprochement with the Zionist regime have preoccupied Ankara more than ever in the past. Within the past few weeks, efforts made by Sweden and Finland to join NATO and Ankara’s opposition in this respect turned to become one of the main topics of Turkish diplomacy. In such an atmosphere, it is routine to witness repeated protests as well as the turning up of Ankara’s opposition voice as the constant method of Turks to take concession in the diplomacy field.

Saudi Arabia’s Miscalculation to Get So-Called Concessions from US

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Saudi affairs said: Saudi Arabia is facing many challenges to establish relations with the Zionist regime, including dissatisfaction of the public opinion; therefore, by putting forward such an agenda, Mohammed bin Salman is only seeking the so-called concessions from the United States and wants to try to possibly resolve the issues he has with the US from a position of power during Biden’s trip to the region.

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