Tag: USA

The significance and objectives of the visit by President Assad to Tehran

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Bashar al-Assad traveled to Iran for the second time in ten years. Although it was not possible to travel at this level during the years of crisis in Syria for security reasons, it has never been able to overshadow the strategic relationship between the two countries or reduce it to lower levels.
Barsam Mohammadi-Expert of regional issues

Strategic Consequences for NATO Membership of Sweden & Finland

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: During the recent day, we witnessed that Sweden and Finland expressed their decision to join NATO. Traditionally, the two countries have followed the policy of non-membership in any alliance. Even during the Cold War, they adhered to their policy. The neutrality policy was also considered as an important factor to secure the stability of North Europe by Moscow, which had been admitted by European countries as well.
Dr. Mohammad Medhi Mazaheri, University Professor

An analysis of Iran-Saudi Arabia talks

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which began for the first time in March 2021 with the aim of easing tensions in bilateral relations, are continuing. So far, five rounds of the Tehran-Riyadh political dialogue have been hosted by the Iraqi government in Baghdad. Although the negotiations have not yet led to tangible results, the parties have assessed the atmosphere of the negotiations as positive and forward-looking in their positions.
Hamid Khoshayand-Expert of regional issues

US Concern over Missile Nuclear Strategy of North Korea, China Gaining Power

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that the US objective in proposing negotiations is not to change the North Korean regime or its weaponry, but to separate North Korea from China, added: Measures North Korea is taking with the display of weapons are to the extent of propaganda maneuvers and psychological warfare; because it has no confidence in China’s support in the event of war.

Saudi officials worry about possible consequences of normalization of Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A Middle East expert refers to the landing of a Zionist aircraft in the Saudi capital Riyadh concurrent with the remarks by the head of this regime who called for a visit to Saudi Arabia and Riyadh joining the reconciliation pact, adding that “there is no doubt that the Saudi officials, due to their entanglement with the United States and the Western world, have been preparing the ground for establishing relations with the Zionist regime for many years and have tried to establish the Saudi government and strengthen its foundations by gaining the consent of Zionist circles in the United States. But their concern about the reactions and the consequences has prevented this from happening”.

Announcing Acceptance of “One China” Principle; Deceptive Strategy of US against China

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor of international relations considered the US strategy towards China and the announcement of the acceptance of “One China” principle as being based on the “carrot and stick” policy, and said: China is exposed to numerous harms and knows what the US raises within the framework of “acceptance of One China,” is not the implementing policy of that country.

Origins of New Round of Military Tensions between Turkey & Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Despite the agreement made between Prime Minister the Hellenic Republic and Turkish President in their last meeting in Istanbul to reduce tension in Aegean Sea, Turkish Air Force fighters have recently violated extensively the air space of Greece and flew over residential and non-residential islands of the country. For example, during a day Turkish fighters had 126 cases of violating Athens’ Flight Information Region (FIR) and 41 cases of flight over 12 residential and non-residential islands of Greece.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international issues

Dimensions of Soft Warfare, US Attempt for Brain Drain from Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Explaining the most important aspects of the US soft war against Russia, an analyst of Russia affairs said: US attempt to attract Russia’s elite has long-term goals and prospects, and in the long run will certainly weaken Moscow’s technical and scientific capabilities.

Strategic Agreement of China-Solomon Islands, US Concern

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the US affairs, commenting on China’s security agreement with the Solomon Islands, said: Security agreement between the presidents of the Solomon Islands and China, which was signed on April 19 was a strategic agreement between Beijing as a major world power and a small island nation that would undoubtedly have global consequences.

Behind the Scene of Turkey’s Withdrawal from Khashoggi’s Murder File

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Director of Turkology Group of Contemporary Islam Encyclopedia, commented on the Ankara’s decision to withdraw Jamal Khashoggi’ file and said:” Turkey does not basically, engage itself in long term disputes and normally follows its opportunistic interests from short term disputes and drops the issue as well as tension.

China’s Goals behind Modernization of Naval Forces

Strategic Council Online – Guest opinion: The Chinese military plans to become the world’s first naval power by 2050. This is in line with the strategy announced in 2015 that China intends to become a modern socialist country by 2049.
Maryam Varij Kazemi – Researcher on geopolitical issues

Political Developments in Iraq, Prospects for Government Formation

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs, saying that the winning groups in the Iraqi elections do not have a stable theoretical and ideological basis and the only factor of consensus between them is common interests, noted: Analysts close to Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government have acknowledged that his government was in fact the government of the Sadr movement; therefore, the government that is to be formed in the future will be in line with the al-Kadhimi’s government.

Impact of French Alignment with European Commission on Advancement of Independent European Defense Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Europe affairs, believes that Emmanuel Macron has not had a successful economic record in the past five years, noting that if he can lead Europe to an independent defense-security arrangement, he will use it in the election campaign; but despite Europe’s numerous challenges, the EU does not seem to be able to easily achieve its security goals on the basis of an independent defense policy.

Bahrain’s Objectives behind Normalization of Relations with Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the targets of the recent measure of the King of Bahrain in appointing the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Syria after 10 years said that Manama pursues two main targets in such measure; first, the use of economic benefits in Syria, that is to say participation in the reconstruction of the country, and second, with regard to the profound transformation in the new regional equations, including the Tehran-Riyadh talks and the reduction of US presence in the region, Bahrain does not want to lag behind such equations. In addition, alleviating pressure on the public opinion, due to the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, can also be one of the objectives of the Zionist regime behind such action.

Realities of “Plan B” of the US, Zionist Regime against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Recently, Zionist regime’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in an interview with the German newspaper “Die Welt” stressed that the time is ripe for the implementation of “Plan B” against Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Consequences of Approval of a Bipartisan Bill Banning Iranian Drones in US

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs at the Center for Technological Studies of President’s Office said that Iran’s UAV industry cannot be stopped under external pressure. He added: The growing power of Iran’s defense industry, contrary to US claims, does not aim to destabilize the region but rather to maintain the stability and security of the country and the region.

Consequences of UN Secretary General’s Opposition to US -Sanctions against Iran

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international affairs commenting on the UN Secretary General’s recent request to the United States to lift sanctions on Iran said: This request shows that international bodies, including the United Nations, the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency, have gained a better understanding of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity.

Objectives & Motivations of Bin Salman Regional Tour

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Regional tour of Mohammad Bin Salman to five countries of Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar (Persian Gulf Cooperation Council members) is considered to be the most important political, economic and security momentum of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in the last days of 2021. It is also interpreted as a remedial measure for fragile situation of Saudis at the regional and world levels. It should be noted that one of the objectives of Mohammad Bin Salman was to consult with the authorities of littoral Arab states of Persian Gulf and to make a consensus to confront some of the regional as well as the global issues such as Yemen, Iran, JCPOA revival, etc.
Hamid Khoshayand, Expert of Regional Issues

Cold War Style U.S. Rhetoric against China & Russia and Its Outcomes

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that at present circumstance we witness a cold war between China and the U.S. and to a lesser degree between Russia and the U.S., an analyst of international affairs said:” the competition that exists between the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other side, will form the aspects of the future order which the world and the country will face.