Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, stressing that the Taliban’s control over Afghanistan does not mean coming to power in the country, said: The Taliban’s difficult options after coming to power in Afghanistan are now in front of them and the group should use the closing window of negotiations with the leaders of political and ethnic-religious groups.
Regional Competitions in Afghanistan & the Role of Neighbors in Setting up a Far-Reaching Government
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stressed the necessity of continuous counselling among neighboring countries of Afghanistan to sort out the country’s crisis, a university professor said:” If the present situation continues in the country, some of the regional or trans-regional countries may compete with each other to set up groups in order to support them and take concessions from Taliban or direct Afghanistan towards an internal war.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert of international relations, referring to the conditions of the European Union for recognizing the Taliban, said they will seek to enter the civil war and divide the country with political tricks and the support of some of Afghanistan’s political and military groups.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Asia affairs said that any possibility of insecurity in Afghanistan would damage Pakistan’s international reputation, adding: The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan and acquisition of military and political facilities have given other extremist religious groups in Pakistan, being influenced by them, the hope to fight and pursue demands against their country’s sovereignty.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s role-playing in Afghanistan after the fall of the Kabul government and rise of the Taliban to power said: The fall of Kabul and domination of the Taliban over the political scene of Afghanistan has paved the way for a new round of regional rivalries.
Strategic Council Online – Note: Russia believes that the 20-year presence of the United States and NATO in Afghanistan ended in disgrace and considers it not only a defeat, but also a catastrophe. The old problems such as terrorism, drug trafficking and the low standard of living of the people not only remained unresolved but the problems even intensified. Foreign forces failed to establish a stable political system after their withdrawal. With the Taliban coming to power, the political system will change again.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – Note: After Vietnam, the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is the second US “fatal defeat” experience in a foreign war in the post-World War II era that has dealt a heavy blow on the US international standing.
Hamid Khoshayand – analyst of international affairs
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”.
Strategic Council Online – Note: The Afghan Taliban announced the names of key members of the new interim government last Tuesday. The structure of the interim government shows that the Taliban want to ensure its political domination and absolute control over the country, meaning that the Taliban at this stage prioritize solving political and security problems and internal consolidation in order to exercise supervision and sovereignty over the entire territory of Afghanistan.
Mohsen Sharif Khodaei – expert on international affairs
Strategic Council on Online-Interview: An analyst of Europe issues said most members of the European Union consider as a humiliation for European countries the collapse of the Afghan government and inability to protect Afghan citizens while emphasizing the formation of a rapid reaction force.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor at the University of Religions and Denominations said that the “Islamic Emirate” of the Taliban means non-interference of the people and other groups and parties in politics and social affairs, adding: It seems that in the future, apart from pressuring the Afghan people to implement what they call Islamic law, we will be witness to almost no significant difference between the Taliban government and the governance models in some Sunni religion countries.
Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The outcomes and sideline events of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan remain at the center of attention by political and media circles of the region and the world. Even though the Biden administration is trying to justify the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on the basis of economic interests, it is clear that withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest “defeat” of the White House in the world after the second world war and has weakened the US ability to benefit from power and politics.
Hamid Khoshayand-Analyst of international issues
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs having said that the victor of the Taliban’s list is the Haqqani faction and Pakistan, and Molla Baradar faction has been marginalized, said:” Afghanistan society is now experiencing a profound gap between the government and other ethnics and religious sects. The situation is very dangerous and may lead to an internal war.
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Joe Biden Administration policy to withdraw his forces from Afghanistan has once again bolded the issue of strategic autonomy of the European Union from the U.S. and setting up of the European army.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online-Interview: Former director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says given the recent political developments in Afghanistan, even though we may see ups and downs in economic ties, Afghanistan cannot ignore its dealings with Iran even under the worst circumstances.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, while explaining the responsibilities and challenges of the Taliban towards providing internal and border security in Afghanistan, says the new rise of Daesh is according to the goals and programs of the United States and would pursue a proxy war in the region.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, stating that Turkey has a strategic and economic motivation to be present in Afghanistan, suggested that in the near future we will be witness to the extensive talks between the Taliban and Turkey.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s new role in Afghanistan after the Taliban seizure of Kabul said: Ankara’s view of Kabul is a strategic one, and given the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan, in a long-term strategy, Turkey is striving for extensive military cooperation with that country, and in the meantime, Turkey’s good relations with Pakistan is strengthening this demand.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Advisor to the former president of Afghanistan says the Taliban were worried that with the continuation of resistance in Panjshir, nationwide protests and uprising could be formed across whole Afghanistan, adding that protests would definitely continue in Afghanistan in various forms as the majority of the Afghans do not agree with a phenomenon called Taliban.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs having stated that countries and international bodies should fulfill their responsibilities by receiving Afghan asylum seekers and put their full weight behind Iran said:” Iran’s hospitality extended to the asylum seekers will, in fact, prevent them to head towards other regions and European countries.