Tag: USA

Popular Protests and Foreign Interventions in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on regional issues, referring to the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the pressure of certain countries to wage a civil war in Lebanon and weaken the Lebanese Hezbollah, said that today more than being normal events based on current developments the recent unrests revolve around the demands of the external elements with an aim to undermine stability and peace in Lebanon.

Trump’s Attempt to Improve Mohammed Bin Salman’s Image

Strategic Council Online: By dispatching an American delegation to the Davos Summit in Riyadh, President Donald Trump is trying to change the ruthless image of Bin Salman in the media and public opinion around the world, including Asia, Europe, America and Africa following the heinous murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Overt and Covert Factors behind Unrests in Iraq and Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An international relations lecturer said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are trying to reap their intended benefits out of the anti-government protests in Lebanon. “They seek to diminish the status and the role of the Resistance in the Lebanese power structure.”

Traces of Foreign Interference in Lebanese Unrest

Strategic Council Online: A regional affairs analyst has no doubt that the recent unrest in Lebanon had both internal causes and many evidences showing external intervention. He added that with the prudence exercised by the Hezbollah leadership, the negotiations that took place and the measures taken by the Lebanese government to introduce reforms the result was a new victory for the Islamic Resistance and the Hezbollah.

Bahraini Regime; Pioneer in Betraying Palestinian Cause

Strategic Council Online: The Bahraini regime is now one of the weak links in opposition to Iranian regional policy in the Middle East and sees the best way to move closer to the Zionist regime to advance its anti-Iranian goals.
Davood Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

A Glance at Turkish Ceasefire Statement and Its Implications

Strategic Council Online: A meeting between US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials in Ankara ended with the announcement of a 120-hour ceasefire in northern Syria. Following the talks, a joint 13-article statement was issued between Turkey and the United States, which, in addition to sparking harsh criticism by Trump’s opponents to its clauses, the Syrian presidential adviser described it “vague.”
Hamideh Safamanesh – International Relations Researcher

Turkey-Russia Deal and Prospects of Reducing Tensions in the Region

Strategic Council Online: An expert on regional issues said the agreement between Russia and Turkey on northern Syria was in the interest of all parties, adding: “If Russia can persuade armed Kurdish fighters to keep away from Turkish borders, which is very difficult to do, the reducing of the tension will continue.”

Goals of US & Allies Naval Drills in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: The declared goal of the US and its allies’ maritime exercises in the Persian Gulf is to limit Iran’s maneuvering power and controlling the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf, and Oman Sea, and it looks like the US will continue to maintain its naval fleet in the Persian Gulf for the next three decades.

Europe Empty-Handed against Developments in Syria

Strategic Council Online: Developments in Syria and measures taken by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to fill US military withdrawal from Syria over the past few weeks have further exposed the weakness and desperation of the European governments in pursuit of their political and security goals in the Middle East.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert

Washington’s Instrumental Approach towards International Institutions

Strategic Council Online: The outlook of the two main parties in the United States is to maintain the country’s leadership and America’s global status; but one view holds that organizations and institutions will prevent this from happening, and the other view is that compliance with international organizations will help maintain and boost America’s standing and its legitimacy.
Tahmoures Gholami – American Affairs Expert

Impacts of US Space Military Technology Deployment

Strategic Council Online: The Trump administration is trying to resurrect the US Space Command and keep up in space the competition it has with Russia and China on the ground.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on International Affairs

Netanyahu’s Defeat; Tel Aviv’s Uncertainty

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said the current status of the elections and formation of the government reflects Netanyahu’s defeat. Under the current situation, all his concerns is to remain the prime minister and continue to enjoy political and judicial immunity to keep himself and his wife out of court.

Reasons for Escalation of US-EU Divide

Strategic Council Online: The United States has shown in different terms, especially under Donald Trump that it does not regard Europe a close ally; withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, pulling out of many trade treaties, and leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) contrary to the wishes of European governments indicates that the political and historical bonds between the two sides of the Atlantic are fading, because their common interests have diminished.
Morteza Makki – European Affairs Expert

Incursion into Syria a Huge Swamp for Turkish Government

Strategic Council Online: An expert on regional issues pointed out that opposition parties in the Turkish government, who account for more than 50% of the people’s vote, are definitely opposed to the government decision to invade northeast Syria. He said: On the social and grassroots level too, the invasion has many opponents.

Strategic Implications of Turkish Invasion of Syria

Strategic Council Online: A Turkish affairs expert says Trump has given the green light to Turkey in invading Syria but President Erdogan must be aware that this is a trap by the US to undermine the Turkish economy, military and government in the interests of the Zionist regime.

US Strategy: Weakening Turkey’s Authority & Power

Strategic Council Online: An expert on regional affairs said that the situation in Turkey is very fragile nowadays, noting that the United States has actually put Turkey into a wasp nest that would be very difficult for Ankara to get rid of.

ISIS Threat in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: The more disorder and insecurity in Afghanistan, the more ISIS can recover and develop.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor and Expert on Geopolitics

Future of Europe-Russia Relations and Modern Global Perspective

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor said with the decline in America’s hegemony in international system, the geopolitical competition will return to Europe. He added it was likely to see past competitions revived between Germany and Britain, and Germany and France in a not too distant future.

Challenges Facing Syrian Constitutional Reforms

Strategic Council Online: A senior analyst on regional issues said that delaying the political process in Syria would be tantamount to extension and even escalation of the crisis in the country. “We hope the identity of the Syrian constitution will take shape based on the prevailing ideas and principles in the society, history, and culture of the people of this country, and this section would not be influenced by foreign and trans-regional forces.