Tag: Sanction

Reinforcement of North Korea Missile Capability & Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: After a six-month cessation of missile tests, in September and October 2021North Korea launched a range of missile tests containing an ultra-sonic new missile (a very sophisticated weapon that is being developed by military powers like the U.S. and Russia), a recently developed new Cruise Missile, and a ballistic missile launched from a train.
Zeinab Farhadi, Researcher on East Asian affairs

Strategic Opportunities for Iran’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that Iran could be the third most influential country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after China and Russia, said: Iran’s membership in that organization alone is not enough for the achievement of Tehran’s goals and some factors must be taken into account and at the same time movements should be put on the agenda.

Russia, China Taking Big Step for Phasing Out Dollar

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: China and Russia also want to create a financial system outside the US supervision that will have sufficient authority and power in the world.
Ali Khansari – International affairs analyst

Objectives of Josep Burrel’s Trip to the Region

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the European affairs commented about the objectives of the recent trip of Josep Burrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the countries of the region:” the trip was made within the framework of the movements and advancement of foreign and security policy of the European Union”.

Orientation of Iran-Britain Relations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on European affairs commenting on Tehran-London relations said: Iran and Britain have had critical relations with each other in recent decades, but at the same time Britain, because of recognizing Iran’s importance in the Persian Gulf, has tried to maintain its relations somehow.

Analysis; Strategy of Relations between Iran & Russia

Strategic Council Online- Note: During the recent years and in view of geopolitical and structural changes in the international system, and also the decline of muscle-flexing of the United States, “Iran and Russia” as important international players managed to get a greater share of the power game. At a later stage, they tried to create mechanisms for mutual cooperation in all fields (economic, military- security, and political) and also maximizing their power and national interests in line with their regional and international policies.
Aref Bijan, Expert on Russian affairs

An Analysis of 2021 Document of Russia’s National Security Strategy Document

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the University of Tehran saying that the 2021 National Security Strategy document of Russia is seriously different from previous documents, listed the most important dimensions and clauses of that document, and said: What is important for Russia is the evolution of the international system that while it multiplies, it moves away from the west axis of the past, but at the same time, it creates a strong potential for insecurity, increases instability, intensifies radicalism, and complicates the threat environment for the world and for Russia.

Political Factions and Prospect of Parliamentary Elections in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Iraq affairs, examining the political factions and the competition between parties and groups in the parliamentary elections to be held in Iraq in October, said: Due to the efforts of some currents and political figures in Iraq to postpone the elections, it seems that the elections in October are faced with ambiguities.

Mutual Sanction of the US & China; Conceivable Scenarios

Strategic Council Online: China has recently boycotted as many as 70 organs and citizens of the United States, among them Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of Donald Trump administration is seen. This is a reaction to the similar measure taken by the US to boycott seven Chinese authorities. The action-reaction measure is considered as the continuation of the trade war launched during the Trump administration. Now, the question is: What are the leverages and capabilities of the two countries? How this confrontation will proceed?
Reza Majidzade, Researcher, development political economics

The message of European leaders to Russia; affected by strategic differences of the two sides

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.

Strategic Importance of Expanding Cooperation with Neighbors

Strategic Council Online – Expansion and deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations in all dimensions with neighboring countries, in addition to India and China, is one of the important “dos” that will be given more serious attention in the new government.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

Failure of the US maximum pressure campaign in Venezuela

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: The failure of the efforts of Juan Guaido, the self-declared president of Venezuela who had called the people of his country to rise against the elected government of Venezuela, was the fruit of the resistance of the people and Nicolas Maduro, the country’s legal president against the Western pressures especially the United States.
Mirqasem Momeni—Director of Abrar Novin Cheshmandaz International Studies Institute

Belarus; Another challenge in relations between the EU and Russia

Strategic Council Online- Relations between Brussels and Minsk has entered into a new challenge within the past few days. Belarussian government made the Ryan Air flight, flying from Greece to Lithuania carrying Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist of Belarus government, to land at Minsk International Airport escorted by a fighter jet. European leaders have called the measure of Lukashenko as hijacking. On the other side, Lukashenko considers the imposition of sanctions by the EU as an effort to instigate his domestic opponents and to destabilize Belarus.
Alireza Samoodi, European Analyst

Delay in payment of Iran’s contribution to the UN due to sanctions and passive position of the United Nations

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Iran was one of the founding members of the United Nations and had direct involvement in drafting its Charter. Concepts such as justice and international law made their way to the UN Charter as the result of the contribution and cooperation among Iran and several other countries. Iran was among the first 50 states that participated in the San Francisco Summit in April 1945 and adopted the UN Charter. One of the other turning points in the relations between Iran and the United Nations at the beginning of the activity of this international institution was Iran’s negative stance on veto power and its opposition to the interference of international organizations in the domestic affairs of member states.
Abed Akbari—Expert of international issues

Perspective of Relations between Turkey and the US during Biden

Strategic Council Online- An expert and analyst on Turkey said in a dialogue about relations between Ankara and Washington during President Biden: “the relations between Turkey and the US were impressed by different issues within the last decade. The issues cast shadow on the relations, the result of which can be seen even now.”

Ensuring Rights of All Yemenis, Prerequisites to Stop War

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, stating that before Saudi Arabia and the government of Mansour Hadi did not consider any rights for the Houthis, said: Now Saudi Arabia’s position has completely changed and it seems that Saudi Arabia has to pay the price to stop the war, which is to pay attention to the rights of the Yemenis.

Destructive Consequences of IAEA Political Approach to Iran

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies, stating that this political-security view of Iran’s nuclear activities and program has always been destructive and has hindered resolution of the problem, said: The recent issues raised by the IAEA are not new and in the past, when the parties have willed, they have managed and resolved the issues.

Strategic Dimensions & Consequences of Bashar Assad’s Re-Election

Strategic Council Online – Contrary to the propaganda and projection of the media and political circles of Western countries and some Arab states that have sought to overthrow Bashar Assad since 2011, the Syrian presidential election and the widespread participation of Syrian citizens in it led to the re-election of Bashar Assad. He became president for another seven-year term, an important “turning point” in Syria’s socio-political developments. The victory of Bashar Assad in this election actually meant a great victory for the Syrian people and the Resistance front, and on the contrary, a disgraceful defeat for the anti-Resistance axis (consisting of governmental and non-governmental actors).
Barsam Mohammadi – international affairs analyst