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Strategic consequences of Saudi U-turn in the region

Strategic Council Online- It was March 26, 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition over-all air raids of the regional countries launched against Yemen called Operation Decisive Storm. The US and Israel played logistic role plus supplying weapons and equipments in the war. The operation was supposed to finish within a few weeks, achieving tangible results and pre-determined objectives.
Barsaam Mohammadi, international analyst.

Strategic Dimensions of Tehran-Moscow Relations

Strategic Council Online – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Iran on April 13 and met with senior Iranian officials. The content of Lavrov’s visit was to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations between Iran and Russia and paving the way for strategizing these relations.
Seyed Reza Mirtaher – Analyst of international affairs

US strategy to enhance its “soft influence” in Iraq

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: In recent years, Americans have devised and enforced numerous programs and measures to expand and deepen their “software influence” in Iraq. That the US government, in the new round of “security talks” with Baghdad last summer, raised cultural and educational issues and topics related to the youth and families, and describe them as one of the key security talks with Iraq, suggests that the US administration is expanding its “soft and cultural influence” in Iraq in parallel with reducing or managing its military and hardware presence.
Hamid Khoshayand—International affairs analyst

Consequences of IAEA Political, Unprofessional Performance in Fulfilling Its Responsibility towards Iran

Strategic Council Online – Director of the Global Studies Program of the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies, emphasizing that to date we have not seen an independent position of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on various issues related to Iran, said: Evasion of this international institution from its responsibilities towards Iran could seriously damage cooperation between Iran and the agency in the medium term, as well as its credibility and professional performance.

Dimensions, Messages of Saudi, Pakistan and US air maneuver

Strategic Council Online – Former Iranian ambassador in Pakistan said that the joint exercise of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States was a positive message from both sides, despite some resentments, adding: The resentment and despair of the Pakistanis is not so great as to have a profound effect on the building blocks and key components of the strengthening of Saudi-Pakistani relations.

Bankruptcy in Foreign Policy; Trump’s Legacy for America

Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.

New UAE Betrayal of Palestinian Cause under Cultural Disguise

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs said that a big part of the tourist travels of the Zionists to the United Arab Emirates, as well as holding Jewish festivities in Abu Dhabi, are a covering for espionage activities, adding: The Emiratis, by resorting to such measures, are trying to make the discussion over disclosure of their relations with the Zionist regime look normal at social levels.

Turkey’s Pendulum Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – The pendulum feature of Turkey’s foreign policy has a high risk and will impose heavy costs on the Turkish structure in the event of an impasse in the enforcement of policies.
Ali Saadat Azar – Expert on Turkey’s affairs

Consequences of Continued Protests for France and Europe

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments, referring to the continued protests of the French people against performance of the government of Emmanuel Macron and its effects on the decline of regional and international power in that country, said: Macron will continue to face other waves of dissatisfaction under different excuses and motives.

Pakistan and Gradual Cooling of Relations with Saudi, UAE

Strategic Council Online – Pakistan’s relations with Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, have entered a new phase since the inauguration of Imran Khan, the Chairman of the ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Prime Minister of the country, in 2018.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – Senior Expert on Asia

Probing Causes of Ineffectiveness of Inter-Afghan Talks in Doha

Strategic Council Online – Former Director of Foreign Ministry Department for Afghanistan Affairs said apparently the Doha talks are not entirely inter-Afghan, adding: All Afghan groups should be present in the inter-Afghan talks and be able to participate in determining the fate of their country.

US Troops Withdrawal from Germany and Escalation of EU Divergence

Strategic Council Online – An expert on European developments said that the withdrawal of US troops from Germany is a policy to intensify divergence in the European Union, adding that when part of the US military is to be concentrated in other European countries and long-term military ties and agreements are established with the US, political differences and divisions within the EU will increase.

Ways to Pursue US International Crime against Iranian Passenger Plane

Strategic Council Online – An international law professor stressed the need to prosecute the attack of US fighter jets on an Iranian passenger plane, saying: “This action is an international crime and is definitely condemned in international forums. Nations need to know how brutally Americans behave.

Need for “New Multilateralism” and “Global Democracy”

Strategic Council Online: President of the Strategic Council for Foreign Relations says the malfunctioning order of the present world demonstrates the necessity of formation of a “new multilateralism” and a kind of “new international solidarity” in which the voice of all nations, especially the south would be heard, and emergent players would have their share in the global governance, proportionate to their weight and calibre. “In other words, we need to form a global democracy,” he said.

Trump’s Disregard for Int’l Efforts to Lift Iran Sanctions

Strategic Council Online: “Despite international efforts to lift unilateral sanctions against Iran under the coronavirus crisis, unfortunately, there are no signs of a change in US policy,” said an analyst of international affairs. He added that the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made great and successful efforts to this end but the pressure must be much greater to be effective and leave an impact on the Trump team.

The Place of Gas in Global Energy Equations

Strategic Council Online: Norway’s ambassador to Iran said, unfortunately, unilateral US sanctions after the Iran Nuclear Agreement (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) made it difficult for Norway and Iran to cooperate in the field of energy.

US Budget Deficit: Trump’s Achilles Heel!

Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump’s general plan is aimed at restoring the US administration’s financial stability in a bid to balance the budget over a 10-year period, but it is unclear how he wants to stabilize the budget without an economic plan to raise taxes and launch fundamental reforms in social security and health care sectors in the long run.
Reza Majidzadeh – Economic Researcher

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