Strategic Council Online – A university professor says whenever the big powers decide they can sacrifice the technical nature of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their goals and motives. Unfortunately, he noted, power relations prevail over technical issues in the agency.
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Chair of Department of Political Science, University of Alabama States: Regional Security Depends on Constructive, Long-Term Cooperation between Iran and Iraq/ Need to complete Shalamcheh-Basra railway
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama, United States, believes that Iran-Iraq relations have the potential to become a strategic partnership if certain conditions are met.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of US affairs says the Biden administration has not yet made an achievement in many domestic areas such as consolidating social cohesion, restrictions concerning the use of weapons and racial discrimination especially in the police structure.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran is considered as the “main redline “of Iran in the regional, international, bilateral and multilateral environments. This very significant and key element guarantees the life and survival and sustainability of Iran and its political system against physical and non-physical foreign and domestic threats especially under the present circumstances in which crises and turbulences have surrounded Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran is exposed to threats from all sides. National security is so much strategically significant and fundamental that Iran would mobilize all the necessary tools, on the basis of its right of self-defense, to counter threats against its national security.
Hamid Khoshayand—analyst of international issues
Strategic Council Online – An expert on European affairs, commenting on the recent EU sanctions against eight Iranian institutions and officials and the EU double standards on human rights, said: There has always been a human rights gesture by the EU and they have taken advantage of this tool in line with their own interests.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that Turkey and Egypt are forced to negotiate on issues of common interests in the Mediterranean and North Africa, adding: It is likely that in the near future we will see the start of negotiations and somehow redefine cooperation between Egypt and Turkey, the two active actors in the Libyan equation.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs and assistant professor of international relations in the Human Sciences Research Center says relations between Baghdad and Riyadh have faced many highs and lows during the past several decades.
Strategic Council Online – Former Iranian ambassador in Pakistan said that the joint exercise of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States was a positive message from both sides, despite some resentments, adding: The resentment and despair of the Pakistanis is not so great as to have a profound effect on the building blocks and key components of the strengthening of Saudi-Pakistani relations.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on the reasons for Saad Hariri’s delay in forming the Lebanese government said: The Lebanese government has suffered from an internal crisis in recent years, especially after the 2018 elections; in this way, the governments that came to power could not form a cabinet or continue to work due to some issues such as internal protests or lack of internal political understanding.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the latest political and military developments in Yemen, said that the current developments in Yemen have serious distinctions compared to the developments of the last 6 years, which are indicative of new events.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: A university professor says Iraqi prime minister is trying to resolve some of the economic and financial problems of his country through Saudi Arabia and the Arab countries.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Middle East issues referred to the approach by Benjamin Netanyahu the prime minister of the Zionist regime concerning the issue of revival of the nuclear deal and his efforts to obstruct the return of the US to the JCPOA, saying Netanyahu has always made efforts to exploit the intensification of conflict between Tehran and Washington to advance his own goals.
Contemplating on Reasons for Concerns of Opponents of Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Document
Strategic Council Online – Signing of the 25-year document on Iran-China strategic cooperation is still the most important political and economic event of the day. At the end of the 2016 visit of President of China to Iran, who had also an important meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, a joint 20-point statement was issued emphasizing promotion of relations to “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of geopolitical issues says the 25-year cooperation agreement between Iran and China is a long-term political, economic, cultural, and somehow defense and security agreement between Iran and China.
Strategic Council Online – Turkey has made significant progress in the military industry, and is known in the world not only in the production of light and heavy weapons, vehicles, ships and military aircraft, but has also outstanding activity in the design and development of missiles, electronic systems and control.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that the repeated presentation of the ceasefire plan by Saudi Arabia was done solely for the purpose of hindering the progress in Ma’rib Province, adding that Saudi Arabia is trying to buy time to make it clear to the United States and the West that they seek peace and deceive the public opinion by saying that they are after putting an end to the war and seek peace and ceasefire.
Strategic Council Online – Without considering the ground realities in Yemen and without taking into account common concerns of Riyadh and Western capitals, it is not possible to understand the reasons for the change in propaganda and declared positions of Washington officials and their so-called peaceful movements in Yemen.
Jafar Qanadbashi – expert on the Middle East affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Russian studies, while referring to the outcomes of the consultations conducted by Lebanon’s Hezbollah in Moscow, said if players influential in resolving the crisis and controlling the domestic situation in Syria enhance once again their cooperation and interaction, this message will be sent to the United States and the Joe Biden administration that disrupting the order in the region would not be without costs for the United States.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the threats mentioned in the interim national security document of the Biden administration, said: This document emphasizes the competition between the great powers and the threat of changing the distribution of power in the international system and in the US foreign policy, unlike in the past, terrorism and extremism are no longer the primary threat to the US national security.