Tag: Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Targets in the Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – Following the signing of the controversial agreement between Egypt and Greece on the demarcation of water borders in the Eastern Mediterranean, the two countries agreed to complete the demarcation process. The agreement allows the two countries to use natural resources available in the intended economic zone and explore oil and natural gas. In the agreement in question, the maritime rights of the two parties have been specified to some extent and details of the maritime borders will be determined in the outcome of the future negotiations.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on European Affairs

Emirates; Wandering Actor of the Region!

Strategic Council Online – A Tehran University professor, referring to some dichotomies in the foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates, said: “The UAE wants to play a role greater than the limits of its capacity and geography. It wants to connect to different axes at the same time and be present on occasionally contradictory fronts in order to legitimize its existence and status.

Finding the Roots of Recent Tensions between Turkey and France

Strategic Council Online: Following recent incident in Mediterranean waters between Turkish and French navies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has ordered an investigation into this unprecedented incident in the military relations between the two member states. The announcement of the arrest of members of a French spy network by Ankara, who were gathering information on Turkish soil, once again showed another questionable reflection of the internal developments of the NATO alliance and the deep differences in relations between its members.
Abolghasem Delphi – Former Ambassador to France

Future of Syria-Arab Relations and US Impediments

Strategic Council Online: An expert on West Asian affairs said that the Syrians have shown that they have no consideration or reservation for improving relations with the Arab states around them, adding that the Americans do not want an improvement of relations between Syria and Arab states and are exerting pressures so that Damascus would not return to the Arab fold.

Will Libya Attain Tranquility?

Strategic Council Online: A university professor cited Moscow’s announcement that Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the Libyan National Unity Government, saying: “Until the Arab countries are convinced that Khalifa Haftar will have the upper hand in the agreements to be reached, they will not be willing to allow him to agree to a ceasefire.”

Turkey’s Intentions behind Troop Dispatch to Libya

Strategic Council Online: Despite the geographical, strategic and economic importance of Libya for Turkey, the Mediterranean movements of Ankara occur within the framework of a new policy Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to apply.
Siamak Kakai – Turkey Affairs expert

Libya’s Ambiguous Perspective

Strategic Council Online: An expert on African affairs says the proxy war in Libya has somehow started with the intervention of the regional states, mainly the Arab states. He considers the ineffectiveness of the National Unity Government a means to further intensify the provocative efforts of Khalifa Haftar, emphasizing that in these circumstances, one cannot virtually draw a good perspective for the future of the Libyan government.

Roots of the Recent Protests in Egypt

Strategic Council Online: Former head of Iran’s Interest Section in Egypt, referring to the recent unrest in this country, said what happened in the past two weeks shows that dissention in Egypt has created a complicated situation and the fire under the ashes may flare up any moment on different pretexts.

Libya: Scene of Rivalry for Regional, Trans-regional Powers

Strategic Council Online: Libya has now been turned into a field for the rivalry of the regional and trans-regional powers. The plurality of power centres and domestic actors in the Libyan crisis, the multiplicity of interests in the neighbouring countries and in the international environment have created a complicated situation for the country.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – West Asian Affairs Expert

Muslim Brotherhood Victim of Uncertainty Game

Strategic Council Online: The Muslim Brotherhood has in fact been the victim of intimidations, uncertainties and threats from outside regional players in North Africa; as in the past, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been the victim of such a game, and the same is happening in Libya today.
Dr Hossein Ebrahimnia – Lecturer and Researcher