Tag: Saudi Arabia

Strategic Importance of Rapprochement between Iran & Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced tossing relations within the past few decades, which ultimately led to severance of relations in 2016 and heightening tensions in their relations.
Hamid Khoshayand, Analyst, International Affairs

Intensification of Saudi Moves to End Yemeni War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The Yemeni crisis in recent days has witnessed significant political and field developments that have led the process of equations towards the emergence of horizons for negotiations.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Saudi affairs

Turkey’s Relations with Arab States, Its Regional Effects

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ten years since the effects of the Arab Spring on the countries of the region, it seems that this time a different spring weather condition has begun to prevail among countries of the Arab world and Turkey.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Prospects of the settlement of crisis in Yemen

Strategic Council Online—Interview: “Ansarollah’s recent advance towards al-Bayda province after its advance in Marib province is a significant tactical move,” said a researcher on the Arabian Peninsula on the latest developments in Yemen.

Reasons & Consequences of Withdrawal of US Defense Systems from Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Saudi affairs, explaining the reasons and consequences of the withdrawal of US defense systems from Saudi Arabia, said: Realizing the formal end of US support for its regional policies, especially under the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia has concluded that it will have to pay heavier costs if it continues its adventurous policies.

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”.

Comparative Study of Taliban’s Dominant Model for Governance

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.

The Baghdad conference: objectives and outcomes

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: On 28 August 2021, Baghdad was host to one of the most important regional meetings entitled the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership. Guests participating in this one-day meeting included high-ranking officials from influential Arab and non-Arab states. The Baghdad conference was highly significant from two respects: first, the level and arrangement of participants that have deep differences bilaterally, trilaterally and on many aspects, second, the goals which were pursued in the meeting at domestic, regional and international levels.
Barsam Mohammadi—International issues analyst

Parliamentary Elections in Qatar, Its Regional Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Note: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently issued a decree announcing the holding of parliamentary elections in that country on October 2. Although the election is considered a practice of democracy in a country with a tribal system, it challenges the approach of other tribal regimes, such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, rather than the real electoral aspects.
Hassan Hanizadeh – expert on the Middle East affairs

Strategic Importance of Ma’rib Liberation

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa and Middle East affairs, referring to the escalation of the conflict in Ma’rib, said that liberation of that important and strategic province of Yemen is nearing a sensitive stage.

Roots of the Crisis in Tunisia

Strategic Council Online – Since the fall of Ben Ali in Tunisia in 2011, the country has faced many surprises. The only country that was able to successfully overcome the Arab Spring and draft a constitution based on democracy was Tunisia. In Tunisia there is a semi-presidential system, a parliamentary government, and at the same time a president with very broad powers elected by the people; but the removal of the Tunisian prime minister by President Kais Saied, the dissolution of the parliament for a month, and the lifting of the immunity of deputies is the beginning of a new round of events in the country.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Behind the Scene of Recent Political Developments in Tunisia; Contrast between Secularism and Islamism

Strategic Council Online – An expert of Africa affairs commenting on the recent situation in Tunisia as the origin of countries where the Arab Spring took place and some dissatisfaction emerged from the people said: The recent protests in Tunisia are due to dissatisfaction of people and some political officials with the decisions of the Tunisian president who removed the prime minister and suspended the parliament in an unforeseen move.

Interview with spokesman of Afghanistan people’s Trust Front: Favorable Outlook for Afghanistan from Non-Taliban Perception

Strategic Council Online: A spokesman for the Afghanistan people’s Trust Front, stating that the desire and demand of the Afghan people is to establish a republic in the country, said: Countries with an effective role in Afghanistan should force the Taliban, who know no language other than killing and destruction, to enter into meaningful negotiations with a system that represents the people of Afghanistan, and together establish a coordinated system that is acceptable to the people of that country.

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.

Prospect of relations between Iran and Pakistan in the Thirteenth Government

Strategic Council Online: Commercial and economic relations between Islamabad and Tehran is not out of the political relations between the two neighbors and despite tremendous capacities are still delayed because of the lack of common and strong political determination in the two capitals.
Somaye Marevati—Researcher of Afghanistan and Pakistan issues

Recognizing Ansarollah by the US and the termination of the Yemen war?

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Recognizing Ansarollah by the US government is one of the main developments of the Yemen case. Recently, U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking during a speech in the meeting of the NCUSAR (National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations), announced that the US recognizes the Houthis as a legal party and a group with many achievements in Yemen and this group alone is not responsible for violence and is part of an Arab coalition. Alongside the US, the British government has also recognized Ansarollah.
Barsam Mohammadi—Analyst of international issues

US Objectives, Strategy for Presence as Advisor in Iraq

Strategic Council Online – Director of the Institute of International Relations, referring to the published news about the US effort to continue its presence in Iraq’s apparently, and based on its allegations, as an advisor, said: Given that such presence is at the request of the Iraqi government, the US forces will consider greater legitimacy for themselves and will be more open to gaining more concessions and imposing their favorable conditions.

US objectives of Baseless Allegations on Iran in Iraq

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.