Tag: Afghanistan

Why Is Europe Oppose to Release of Taliban Prisoners

Strategic Council Online – Europeans say that if the release of Taliban prisoners by the Afghan and US governments is to be a sign of confidence in the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, the Taliban must take further confidence-building steps. Therefore, from the European point of view, the release of 5,000 Taliban forces, even without a positive outlook for a peace agreement, is tactically very dangerous.
Nozar Shafiee – Expert and Researcher on Subcontinent Issues

Intra-Afghan Talks & Obstacles Ahead

Strategic Council Online – The former chief of staff of the Afghan ministry of foreign affairs, while welcoming the efforts to start Intra-Afghan talks, said: “The most important issue in this direction is the actions of the United States, because it may be seeking its shares sabotage in the future to seek a share of this event.”

Examining the Democrats 2020 Document & Opposition to Trump Policies

Strategic Council Online – An international affairs analyst said that the clear and comprehensive confrontation between the Democrats’ 2020 document and current policies in the United States underscores the extent to which Trump’s policies have targeted international security and order. He added that following the failure of Trump’s policies toward Iran the Democrats adjusted their policies somewhat from the beginning.

US, Iran Differ on Peace Agreement in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Since the views of the United States and Iran on the Afghan peace process are completely different, it is inconceivable for Iran to stand by the US in the Afghan peace process and help them.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Issues

China’s Cautious Move to Boost Relations with Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The Chinese are very serious about improving relations with Afghanistan and have clear policies, but as long as the Americans are in Afghanistan, it looks like Beijing will move with caution.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Affairs

Unresolved Prospect of US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online If peace between Afghans does not occur and the Taliban continue to be a threat to the Afghan government, then Washington’s withdrawal strategy may be halted and the United States will continue to be present and confront the Taliban.
Nozar Shafiee – Expert and Researcher of Subcontinent Affairs

Prospects, Challenges of Negotiations between Taliban & Gov’t

Strategic Council Online – An Afghan affairs analyst said that the process of dialogue between the Afghans and its future does not seem dark: “Given the existing challenges, we will certainly not see a comprehensive agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government in the short term, but we can expect the process of dialogue gradually reduce the volume of disputes.

Impact of Russia’s Constitutional Reforms on Moscow’s Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – The outcome of the amendments to Articles 67 and 79 of the Russian Constitution reflects President Vladimir Putin’s pragmatic and, of course, multifaceted Russian foreign policy approach. Russia is moving in line with improving ties with the West by sticking to its red lines in order to strengthening its upstream status in the regional crises and global order.
Ahmad Vakhshiteh – Associate Professor, Eurasian National University

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