Tag: USA

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

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

Orientation of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former head of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Taliban is now only thinking of consolidating its international position; said: So far, there is no evidence of the efforts of the leaders of that group to create an inclusive government with the presence of all ethnic groups.

British Involvement in War Crimes in Afghanistan, London’s Int’l Responsibility

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An international law professor stressing the need for countries to pay attention to the responsibility of the British government for the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan and discussing it in international meetings and forums said: According to “international humanitarian law” or the so-called war law, those who have ordered massacre of the civilians are considered as guilty and war criminals, and the British government has an international responsibility in this regard.

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 Opportunities for Iran’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that Iran could be the third most influential country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after China and Russia, said: Iran’s membership in that organization alone is not enough for the achievement of Tehran’s goals and some factors must be taken into account and at the same time movements should be put on the agenda.

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)

Implications of Armenia’s Complaint against Republic of Azerbaijan At Intl. Court Of Justice

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Caucasus and Turkey affairs, referring to the reports that Armenia has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice, accusing the Republic of Azerbaijan of putting Armenians under racial discrimination “for decades” and this is contrary to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which both countries have signed and said: This move by Armenia will not be of much benefit to the country in the short term. This is because the procedure in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is such that after a complaint is filed by Armenia, the Court must approve its jurisdiction by a majority of votes, and if no such majority is formed, the Court will refuse to continue the proceedings.

US Responsibility for Attacking Civilian Vehicle in Afghanistan, Silence Of Intl. Organizations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An Afghan researcher and journalist, referring to the silence of the international community on the US crimes and attacks on civilian vehicle in Afghanistan, said: If human rights organizations and international forums break their silence, the US will be pressured for paying compensation to the survivors and for punishing the agents involved.

Afghanistan: Scenarios Before Future Government & Iran’s Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that any separation between Iran, Russia, and China in connection with the developments in Afghanistan would be very dangerous noted: We should be very careful in recognizing the Taliban while consulting jointly with Russia and China.

Prospects of Europe-US relations in view of intensified differences over the Aukus Pact

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A professor at the University of Tehran called the recent tensions between France and the United States over the Aukus pact affect NATO cooperation and said that the alliance between Britain, Australia and the United States was being analyzed in the context of the Cold War with China and Europe does not have a good memory of it due to being ignored in the Cold War.

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