Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on Iraqi commented on the recent meeting held among Shi’ite parties inside Iraq at Al-Ameri’s house and said:” It seems that timewise, as we distance from the election, Iraqi trends and political groups of the country cope with the results of the election better than ever in the past and go ahead towards political counselling to form the cabinet and select the heads of three powers i.e. President, Speaker of the Parliament and Prime Minister”.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs commented on measures taken by some Arab states of Persian Gulf towards Bashar Assad government during recent years and stated:” Since 2011 when the Syrian crisis started, countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain tried in coordination to strengthen terrorist group-lets and thus topple Bashar Assad government”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of subcontinent affairs, saying that India and Russia have many common interests, the most important issue for Russia regarding India is to prevent the full absorption of that country by the United States, added: Concerned about China’s rapid progress, the Russians think that if they equip India militarily, there will be a balance of power between India and China that will benefit Russia.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden recently met with prime ministers of Australia, Japan and India in the United States. It was in 2007 that the first meeting of the Quad Group (the US, Australia, Japan and India) was held in New York in order to confront China’s growing power in the two diplomacy and security areas in Indo-Pacific region.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst on West Asia affairs says Iran will in no way detract from its national interests and security and stability in its peripheral waters. ”From the beginning of the victory of the revolution Iran’s principled and strategic policy in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman has been based on creating stability and maintaining sustainable security with the cooperation of the Persian Gulf countries and non-interference of foreign forces.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on Asian affairs commented on gaining power of Russia and China and their confrontation with the U.S. and said:” in the light of new changes emanated from the emergence of new powers, the international system has been placed at the threshold of a new era, in which powers like China and Russia are activists in international system and have managed to increase their share of power resources. This has caused for the U.S. a new and of course, serious challenge that can endanger the status of the country”.
Strategic Council Online- Note: Development of 110 nuclear power plants by 2030 is one of the macro-investment projects of China, which has caused another field of contradiction of interests between China and the U.S.
Reza Majidzadeh, Director of Simorgh Development Group, Passargad Millennium Plan think-tank
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: The decision made by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to unprecedented expel of 10 ambassadors (Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and the U.S.) from Turkey, while accusing them for supporting the release of Osman Kavala has once again disclosed the disputes between Turkey and the Western countries.
Hassan Ashrafi, Researcher on Turkey affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues says US marines and military forces have relocated from the northern and western provinces of Iraq to al-Hasakah in Syria, adding that such measures indicate a new scenario is transpiring to create crisis in the Kurdish regions of Syria.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: On October 14, a group of Lebanese people, invited by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Amal movement, gathered in front of the Lebanese Ministry of Justice, between Ain al-Rummaneh and Tayouneh areas, to protest the political process of investigation into the Beirut bombing, especially the performance of the judge investigating the incident, Mr. Tariq Bitar. The demonstrators were shot by the assailants affiliated to the Lebanese Forces led by Samir Geagea, “one of the parties to the Lebanese civil war and one of the present allies in the Western-Arab axis,” was witnessed which led to the killing and wounding of many protesters.
Hossein Ajorloo – expert on Middle East affairs
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.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international issues says even though the International Atomic Energy Agency has emphasized that it is seeking constructive engagement with Iran, due to pressures by the White House and the Zionist regime, and allegations leveled against Iran, the behavior of the IAEA towards Iran is non-professional and non-technical and is becoming politically-motivated, which is a misguided and wrong attitude.
Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has provided remarkable opportunities for political and economic cooperation among the Member States even though it was primarily formed with security and military objectives.
Barsam Mohammadi-International issues analyst
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An Afghan media activist says the developments and today’s scene in Afghanistan is a clear example of the US big betrayal to its allies wherever necessary.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, stating that Turkey has a strategic and economic motivation to be present in Afghanistan, suggested that in the near future we will be witness to the extensive talks between the Taliban and Turkey.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Advisor to the former president of Afghanistan says the Taliban were worried that with the continuation of resistance in Panjshir, nationwide protests and uprising could be formed across whole Afghanistan, adding that protests would definitely continue in Afghanistan in various forms as the majority of the Afghans do not agree with a phenomenon called Taliban.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs having stated that countries and international bodies should fulfill their responsibilities by receiving Afghan asylum seekers and put their full weight behind Iran said:” Iran’s hospitality extended to the asylum seekers will, in fact, prevent them to head towards other regions and European countries.
Interview with deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (1) Increased Risk of Cyber Threats in Strategic Competition of States
Strategic Council Online – The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command, stating that technological progress, in addition to having different advantages, also creates new problems, said: The United States, the Zionist regime, and their regional allies are working to increase their operational access to our infrastructures by taking advantage of the advancement in cyberspace-related technologies.
Strategic Council Online – Formation of government has always been the most complex and difficult political process in Lebanon, which is typically slow and has become one of the most challenging issues in that country for many years. The new era, which began with the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister and following October 2019 protests in Lebanon, entered a complex and tense path up to now when “Najib Mikati” has been appointed by Michel Aoun to form a new government.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will overshadow Turkey’s foreign policy in the coming months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs