Tag: USA

Statelessness in Lebanon, Role of Regional and Trans-Regional Governments

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs referring to the intensification of foreign interference in Lebanon and the problems of the country’s political structure in preparing the grounds for forming a government, said: It seems that some parties are either seeking to engage Lebanon in civil war or leave the country in a vacuum so that the people stop supporting the Resistance.

Behind the Scenes of Terrorist Acts in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Subcontinent affairs in connection with the recent explosion in front of a girls’ school in Kabul that killed and injured a large number of innocent Afghan people and children, said that no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Relations between Turkey and the United States during Biden

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Turkey issues says it seems that during the next four years of Biden’s presidency in the White House, we would witness more US pressures on Turkey so that Ankara could not act independently outside the NATO framework and the policies of the United States as the leader of NATO.

Reasons for Not Forming a Government in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on the reasons for Saad Hariri’s delay in forming the Lebanese government said: The Lebanese government has suffered from an internal crisis in recent years, especially after the 2018 elections; in this way, the governments that came to power could not form a cabinet or continue to work due to some issues such as internal protests or lack of internal political understanding.

A Review of Resistance Axis Record in 1399

Strategic Council Online – The Islamic Resistance in the region in 1399 (March 2020 – March 2021), , recorded significant growth and efficiency in terms of field capabilities despite global developments and increasing US intervention.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East affairs expert

Necessity and Possibility for Convergence in Middle East in Post-Trump Period

Strategic Council Online – The former Director-General of the Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the interests of governments and regional powers in the Middle East are in conflict and trans-regional players too are not interested in its stability and security, said: In case relations with Saudi Arabia are organized through diplomacy and differences are resolved through negotiation it would help improve the two countries’ position in the world.

Perspective of US-European Differences over China

Strategic Council Online – Referring to the strategic dialogue between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and French President’s diplomatic adviser Emmanuel Boone, a European affairs expert stressed that the recent meeting of high-ranking Chinese and French officials is important because we are witnessing escalating tensions between China and the United States, and somehow there is a deep rift between European governments and the United States on how to deal with Beijing.

Why foreign policy was lacking in Joe Biden’s inauguration speech?

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of America issues says Joe Biden’s inauguration speech demonstrated that domestic issues of the United States is put on the spotlight while foreign policy has been sidelined as Americans are facing identity threats from inside.

Iraqis Demand Faster US Withdrawal from Their Country

Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”

Concerns and challenges ahead of NATO

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: With Joe Biden going to the oval office in the White House next January, NATO is hoping to re-establish warm relations between the US and Europe after the end of the Trump tenure, and the presence of Biden as the President of the United States would increase hopes for the amelioration of trans-Atlantic relations. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced an extraordinary session of the NATO Summit at the beginning of 2021 with the participation of Joe Biden after he assumes power in Washington. Many in Europe are waiting for fundamental changes in NATO after the remarks of the French president who described NATO as facing brain death—something suggestive of the depth of internal differences in this military alliance. Paris is also demanding a revision in the activities and objectives of NATO as a military coalition organization.
Mahmoud Fazeli, expert of European affairs

Prospect of Inter-Afghan talks

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Subcontinent affairs said: The Taliban believe that the current government of Afghanistan is not a government to be dealt with, therefore, it should step down and an interim government should come to power so that perhaps negotiations can move forward.

Future of JCPOA and Obstructions of European Side

Strategy Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs said that the Europeans considered the Iran Nuclear Agreement a great political and security achievement and for this reason stood up to Donald Trump’s position on withdrawing from what is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Macron Seeks Leadership of Europe, Independence from US

Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs believes that since the inauguration of Donald Trump, issues such as bringing NATO under question, the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union and the US President’s cooperation with China have become very controversial for European countries, especially France, and this issue has been raised that Europe should be independent of the United States and, in fact, stand on its own feet.

The decline of US power and how it goes progressive

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international relations says economic inequalities, discrimination and injustice in the United States would ultimately lead to the further fall of the US power.

Lebanon’s government crisis: consequences and dimensions

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Under the present circumstances, we may witness once again a crisis in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet. With increasing foreign interference in Lebanon, it seems this crisis would be extended and prolonged more than the previous occasions as each of the foreign players are seeking to advance their own objectives and want to set the pieces of government in their own favour. This is while Lebanon is not a country to be settled with instruction issued from abroad.
Hossein Ajorloo – Expert of Middle East affairs

Vulnerability of Interests of Zionist Regime and Host Countries in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online – The illegitimate presence of the Zionists in the Persian Gulf will increase vulnerability of these forces; as the Arab nations of the region are not psychologically and culturally ready to accept the citizens of the Israeli regime and this is considered a serious challenge for Tel Aviv. There may also be underground movements in the future to strike at the interests of the Israeli regime in the Arab countries.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert of the Middle East

Consequences of the US defeat in the Security Council

Online Strategic Council–editorial: Even though Donald Trump remains adamant in weakening international organizations with his unilateral thinking, the world stands united in recognizing the role of the United Nations and the Security Council in settling disputes. This seems to be a positive development.
Dr Abdorreza Farajirad- Geopolitical analyst

Hezbollah Is a Role Playing Reality in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – A former Iranian diplomat, referring to the different stances of France and the United States regarding the role and status of Hezbollah in Lebanon, said: Hezbollah is a 100% and undeniable reality that exists and is present in Lebanon. No action in this country can succeed without taking the role of Hezbollah into account.