Tag: Saudi Arabia

Prospect for JCPOA with Biden Coming to Power

Strategic Council Online – One of the most important questions that have come to the attention of political circles and domestic media in recent weeks is the way the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acton (JCPOA) will be treated by the new US administration and that what would be the fate of the JCPOA in the Biden administration?
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs

Saudi-US Srategic Ties Under Question Under Biden Presidency

Strategic Council Online: Riyadh, being concerned about the weakening of its strategic relations with the United States under Biden’s presidency, is attempting to continue to portray Iran as an unstabilazer element and a threat to the security in the region by offering free concessions to the West, especially the US, by selling oil and consequently, large-scale military purchase in order to ensure the preservation of Riyadh’s strategic relations with Washington.

Joe Biden’s approach towards the Middle East

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The strategic approach of the United States towards the Middle East shall not undergo substantial changes during the Biden administration, an analyst of West Asia affairs said, adding that however, the tactical approach of Joe Biden would have fundamental differences with his predecessor.

Ecological Outlook and Intra-Regional Interaction in the Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: Ecology, in its simplest sense, is the study of the relationship of the living organisms and their environment. In an ecological environment, demographic phenomena, type of nutrition, shape, size and amount, habits and behavior of animals in that environment are influential in its survival or vulnerability. In addition to the complex internal relationship, the extra systemic relationship of any ecological environment is effective in its survival. If the external systemic relations of a specific ecological environment fluctuate with other environments, its vulnerability is certain.

Joe Biden’s Approach to Afghanistan Peace Process

Strategic Council Online: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice-President of Afghanistan, has called on the next US administration to reconsider the process of negotiations with the Taliban group. Danesh also criticized escalation of violence and the Taliban’s lack of cooperation in the peace process, saying that most Taliban members who have been released from prisons in Afghanistan had returned to the battlefields contrary to their commitment. Now the question is whether with the victory of Joe Biden in the US elections the policies of that country towards Afghanistan will change?

Sales of arms to Saudi Arabia; Western complicity in war crimes in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Military aggression continues against Yemen while countries such as the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Canada are accomplice to the crimes committed against the world’s most impoverished country of the region through the continued sale of arms and intelligence and logistical supports provided to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Fazeli—Expert of European issues

Strategic impacts of the Zionist regime’s threats against Iran

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia issues says the Zionist regime and the United States are trying to create more opportunities for themselves to strengthen ties between countries such as the Azerbaijan Republic and the United Arab Emirates with Tel Aviv through heightening fear from Iran.

Saudi Strategic & Dangerous Goals in Purchasing Land in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: An expert on regional issues said that some currents in Iraq, due to pan-Arabism approaches, have shown great interest in the Saudi plan to rebuild Iraqi agriculture, but this could lead to the gradual collapse of Iraq.

Saudi Deceptice Role in Conspiracy to Normalize Relations with Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online: A university professor, stating that Saudi Arabia claims to have achieved concessions for the Palestinians, concessions that may never be realized in practice, said: Normalization of relations between Arab regimes and the Zionist regime will certainly not lead to lasting peace. Because, Palestine has simply turned into a scoring ground for other players and their issue has been ignored.

Expansion of Saudi-UAE Crimes Dimension in Yemen

Strategic Council Online: Three major crimes have been registered in the Saudi-UAE war record; the first is crimes against humanity, the second ethnic cleansing, and the third is genocide, each of which reflects some of the dimensions of Saudi crimes in the war against Yemen.
Jafar Qanadbashi – Expert on West Asia Issues

Iran and the probable victory of Biden in US elections

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The fifty-ninth presidential elections of the United States of American will be held on 03 November 2020 with the main competition being between two old candidates from the two main political parties of the United States. The candidate of the Democratic Party has nearly five decades of experience while the Republican candidate has only four years of political experience. They are now entering the last week of the tense campaign to enter the White House. Any political and geopolitical action of the United States is a phenomenon which has its own special repercussions for the entire world and countries.
Ebrahim Roomina—Member of the academic staff of Tarbiyat Modarres University

Normalization of Sudan’s Relations with Israel and Probability of Outbreak of Internal Conflicts

Strategic Council Online – A former Middle East Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a large part of Sudanese society is not yet ready to accept the normalization of relations with Israel. He noted: Given that this measure is unlikely to help solve Sudan’s living and economic problems, it after a while, this decision may become the source of internal disputes and conflicts in Sudan.

Dimensions of Saudi Arabia’s war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs says crimes of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the people of Yemen are unprecedented in the history of humanity and the massive sale of arms during the past five years to Saudi Arabia has emboldened the Al Saud regime to keep on its crimes and murder against the people of Yemen.

Pakistan’s Efforts to Establish Balance in Relations with Important Countries

Strategic Council Online – A university professor, referring to the cold relations between Pakistan and Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, said: Imran Khan’s government is trying to develop its relations with countries in the region and play an active role in de-escalating some of the tensions, but politicians of that country should be capable of balancing their relations with important countries.

Obstacles and Opportunities of Iran-China Economic Cooperation

The Chinese are awaiting the announcement of the outcome of the US elections; if Joe Biden is elected it will probably return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and a final agreement will be reached among the 5+1 member states, under which it will become smoother and easier for the Chinese.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert on Geopolitical Affairs

Pakistan and Gradual Cooling of Relations with Saudi, UAE

Strategic Council Online – Pakistan’s relations with Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, have entered a new phase since the inauguration of Imran Khan, the Chairman of the ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Prime Minister of the country, in 2018.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – Senior Expert on Asia

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan; from words to action

Strategic Council Online– Opinion: The fact of the matter is that the United States has a long presence in Afghanistan and the reason for such occupancy is not Afghanistan or Afghans per se but it is related to China, Russia, Iran and other US rivals in the region. It should be noted that Afghanistan enjoys a strategic status in the US foreign policy to contain China; therefore, if we differentiate between these two points, then the issue of the presence of the US in Afghanistan becomes clarified to a great extent.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi-Expert of Asia affairs

Kuwait’s Explicitness in Opposing Normalization of Relations with Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online: The stance Kuwait has adopted in opposing the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime is important and has been more explicit than other Arab states, and the new Emir of Kuwait has explicitly stated that he will follow the policies of the late Emir in all cases, including the Palestinian issue.
Seyed Reza Mirabian – Expert on Middle East Affairs