Tag: Afghanistan

Stability Challenges in Libya Despite Haftar’s Field Setback

Strategic Council Online – Talking about the field progress of the National Unity Government and the defeats of Khalifa Haftar in Libya, a university professor said it is unlikely that peace will be achieved in Libya in the current situation. He stressed that other agreements should be reached in addition to the Skhirat peace agreement another deal must be forged taking into account the demands of the political groups because if the government of national unity fails to meet the people’s demands we may see extremist groups emerge in the country.

Need to Resolve Misunderstandings in Iran-Afghanistan Relations

Strategic Council Online – Although some people are trying to fish in troubled waters by provoking some foreign countries as these people organized protests, albeit limited, in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, but there is no doubt that there are problems with the status of Afghan citizens in Iran, something that cannot be denied. Therefore, these problems must be resolved as soon as possible and their traffic to Iran must be legalized.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Afghanistan Affairs Expert

Analyzing Taliban’s Interest in Power Sharing

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Afghanistan developments says the recent Taliban positions show some flexibility in the group’s past positions. “If there is to be an agreement between the government and the Taliban in the Afghan peace process, the Taliban integration process in the society must take place with necessary expediency and wisdom and must be heeded by the government and establishment.in Afghanistan.

Failure of Human Rights Claimers in Corona Test

Strategic Council Online: A professor of geopolitics says the different approaches in treating patients with corona disease showed that human rights in some countries claiming to advocate them are being forgotten in certain situations in the fight against infectious diseases or outbreak of war. He added that it must be seen what would be the position of countries and the so-called defenders of human rights in the face of these events in post-corona period.

Strategic Implications of US Troops Pullout from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: According to the agreement reached between the United States and the Taliban in March 2018, the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will begin and by mid-July (July 2020) the number of US combat troops will reach 8600 persons. This is happening at a time when the bilateral security agreement between the United States and the Afghan government is still valid. In addition, in recent months, the activities of terrorist groups in Afghanistan have not diminished, but in addition to the Taliban’s spring attacks, ISIS terrorist activities in Afghanistan are taking civilian tolls from among the oppressed people of Afghanistan, and the atmosphere of insecurity has not changed. Although the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is important, it may have significant implications for the future of Afghanistan and the region, given the shortcomings and negligence in fulfilling their commitments, especially in the field of training Afghan forces. Americans should accept responsibility and pay the damages.
Seyed Mostafa Hashemi – Afghan Affairs Expert

Abdullah-Ghani Agreement and Challenges Ahead

Strategic Council Online: Given the existing ambiguities on Taliban’s share of power and their political future in Afghanistan, a university professor said, considering the current challenges in Afghanistan, it seems that we will see the formation of a weak and shaky government where the disputes will continue.

Importance of Food Security in Post-Corona Age

Strategic Council Online: Emphasizing the role of governments and international organizations in ensuring food security in the context of the corona epidemic, an international economics analyst said: “Success in overcoming these challenges will certainly require coherent and strong government programs to create a safe food system.” And international organizations need to set up food exchange arrangements around the world to prevent famine.

Iran’s Active Role in Resolving Afghan Crisis

Strategic Council Online: Former chief of Afghanistan Headquarter at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the challenge created in Afghanistan after the presidential election was due to US intervention, adding that the Afghan government and people trust Iran and therefore Tehran can play a constructive role in resolving the crisis.

Abdullah-Ghani Agreement & Political Future of Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: Explaining the dimensions of the framework of the political agreement in Afghanistan, a university professor said: “If the government fails to display particular effectiveness under the political agreement the Taliban may not adhere to its political deal with the government and ISIS may stronger amidst the created anarchy.”

Afghanistan and the Space for Geopolitical Actors

Strategic Council Online: In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the entire world significant developments are underway in Afghanistan engineered by the United States and supported by other world and regional powers which cast doubt on the prospects of restoring stability and security to Afghanistan. The US-led peace agreement with the Taliban will bring Afghanistan into a new phase of geopolitical action that will shape regional and trans-regional forces in relation to Afghanistan’s ethnic, religious and political structure.
Ebrahim Romina – Assistant Professor of Political Geography at Tarbiat Modares University

Scenarios in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: At present, there are three currents in Afghanistan claiming power: Abdullah Abdullah and the Jihadists, the Liberal Democrats represented by Ashraf Ghani, and the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad seems to be trying to balance these three currents in order to overcome the crisis in Afghanistan.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Expert on Afghanistan

International Recognition of US-Taliban Peace Agreement

Strategic Council Online: Adoption of a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the US-led peace deal with the Taliban means its international recognition but it has not yet become US internal law and has no executive guarantees.
Seyed Mostafa Hashemi – PhD in Geopolitics and Regional Affairs Expert

Prospect of Peace Talks in Light of New Developments in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: It looks like eventually US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Kabul, will intervene in the current governance process in Afghanistan and bring Abdullah Abdullah to the negotiating table: A situation similar to what happened when John Kerry was in office; that is today a new government will be formed with some differences. In this new government, space will also be opened for the Taliban, and Zalmay will probably succeed in bringing the three currents – Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah and Taliban to the negotiating table to pull Afghanistan out of the current situation.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Indian Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Taliban Retreat and Ambiguities in Possible Peace with America

Strategic Council Online: Donald Trump is now in dire need of foreign accomplishments in 2020, the year of presidential elections, and if Washington can reach a deal with the Taliban and sign it, Trump could use it as bargaining chip.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Afghanistan Affairs Expert

US Peace Deal with Taliban Aims at Long-Term Deployment in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: A faculty member at the University of Tehran believes the US seven day “reduction in violence” plan in Afghanistan is a cross-sectional tactic noting that US strategies in Afghanistan are no longer effective so they are taking tactical and short-term actions to find solutions.

Dimensions of New Tensions between Islamabad & Delhi

Strategic Council Online: An Asian affairs analyst attributed the recent tension between Islamabad and New Delhi to the Kashmir issue and to some extent to Afghanistan, saying Kashmir has become a symbolic and prestigious matter for both sides and despite the strong role of the two countries’ military in foreign policy, the BJP’s extreme nationalist stance and its negative view of Muslims will not only fail to resolve the differences between the two countries in the near future but will continue in the form of war of words, as well as political and sometimes military conflicts.

Washington’s Afghan Approach after Plane Crash

Strategic Council Online: An Afghan affairs expert says it seems we will witness more Taliban violence against the United States in the future. “Under Ronald Trump, keeping the status quo and its continuation despite the Taliban violence is regarded one of the main indicators of the US foreign policy in Afghanistan and one cannot expect Washington to make a tangible change in its Afghan policies after the failure of 11 rounds of negotiations and the shooting down of a military plane,” he said.

Strategic Implications of US Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: An Afghan affairs expert said the US military plane crash in Afghanistan could indicate that Washington has become so vulnerable in the region that it is hurt even by the Taliban. “If it is proved it is the work of the Taliban the US policy towards the Taliban is set to change.”

Strategy of Int’l Propagation of Persian Language & Obstacles Ahead

Strategic Council Online: Director General of Scientific and Academic Cooperation of the Organization for Islamic Culture and Communications, says the spread of the Persian language and literature in the world is one of the country’s most important cultural strategies in the international arena. “The countries that are hindering Iran’s influence politically are adopting the same policy towards the development of Persian in their own country and want people to pay less attention to the language.”

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