Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Confusion in Yemen over Ansarullah’s Call for Peace

Strategic Council Online: The repeated violations of the ceasefire proposed by the Saudi coalition to the Yemeni army and the Yemeni People’s Committees must be analyzed in the context of Riyadh’s confusion in the face of the Yemeni war of attrition.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Arab Peninsula Issues

Behind the Scenes of Ansarullah-Saudi Peace Talks

Strategic Council Online: Given the recent divergence in Saudi political power system and the opposition of some influential Saudi princes to Mohammed bin Salman’s military strategies, the prolongation of the Yemeni war could intensify competition within the kingdom.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh – Middle East affairs expert

Reasons for OPEC’s Failure to Reduce production & Supply

Strategic Council Online: Russia’s creeping penetration in OPEC as a mate to OPEC and its non-cooperation with OPEC in its latest bid to avert further damage to member states shows that OPEC’s monopoly power in the oil market before being defeated by America’s growing power in production and extraction of Shale oil is struck by the double standards strategy and unilateralism of its members with non-member allies.

Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Political Economy of Development

Prospect of Peace Talks in Light of New Developments in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: It looks like eventually US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Kabul, will intervene in the current governance process in Afghanistan and bring Abdullah Abdullah to the negotiating table: A situation similar to what happened when John Kerry was in office; that is today a new government will be formed with some differences. In this new government, space will also be opened for the Taliban, and Zalmay will probably succeed in bringing the three currents – Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah and Taliban to the negotiating table to pull Afghanistan out of the current situation.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Indian Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Kashmir the Cause of Tension in Pakistan-Saudi Relations

Strategic Council Online: Given that Kashmir is considered one of the main red lines of the Pakistani government and people, Saudi Arabia has essentially adopted a thoughtful silence in this regard, which has become a challenge in relations between the two countries.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Europe Concerned about West’s Decline and EU’s Uncertain Future

Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations, explaining the reasons for Europe’s and America’s disagreement over the “West’s decline”, said Europe believes Britain’s departure from the EU would add to the transatlantic burden, undermining Europe’s role. They are worried that the United States and Britain will abandon Europe more than before, so what the Europeans see as the decline of the West is not so irrational.

Failed Deal of the Century Awaits New Intifada!

Strategic Council Online: In the future, Palestine will witness bloody demonstrations and clashes between the Palestinians and the Zionist regime, and even the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may dissolve the PA and become a Palestinian militant organization to formally and effectively oppose the Deal of the Century. Then the US and the Zionist regime can no longer negotiate with a Palestinian official. In addition, the rising tide of opposition in the world to the plan, especially by Palestinian groups, has led us to see some kind of retreat from Washington as the US ambassador to the United Nations said at a special Security Council session: The United States peace plan is not a program to be imposed on the parties to the conflict, they have a choice to accept or reject it.”
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Perspective of Saudi-Syrian Relations

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst says Saudi Arabia seeks an opportunity to return to the Syrian scene, adding however that the role played by certain Arab states against Syria cannot be erased from the memory of Syrian nation and government.

New Lebanese Government and Internal, External Obstructions

Strategic Council Online: A professor of international relations says the new Lebanese government and the changes considered are in line with the demands of the people and protesters and stressed: “In the current situation, returning security and stability to Lebanon is very difficult.”

US the Reason of Undermining International Agreements!

Strategic Council Online: An international affairs analyst said that if the US pullout from international institutions and agreements continues, it could weaken these accords. “If Trump’s withdrawal from these accords had a tangible achievement for Americans and if this could change America’s relative advantage compared to certain countries, such as China and Russia, the policy is likely to find supporters among other countries and even the Democrats prompting them to continue this trend.”

Algerian Protests Outlook

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.

Saudi Arabia to Compensate for Its Regional Mistakes?

Strategic Council Online: Former Middle East Director-General of the IRI Foreign Ministry believes that after the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the authorities in Riyadh have concluded that the crisis is getting out of control.

Vigilance Needed to Thwart Schemes to Destroy Iran-Iraq Relations

Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Baghdad believes Iran-Iraq relations are strong enough so that the attack on the Iranian consulate in Najaf under the provocation of third parties, or the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi cannot disrupt the foundation of those ties.

Popular Protests and Foreign Interventions in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on regional issues, referring to the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the pressure of certain countries to wage a civil war in Lebanon and weaken the Lebanese Hezbollah, said that today more than being normal events based on current developments the recent unrests revolve around the demands of the external elements with an aim to undermine stability and peace in Lebanon.

Goals of US & Allies Naval Drills in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: The declared goal of the US and its allies’ maritime exercises in the Persian Gulf is to limit Iran’s maneuvering power and controlling the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf, and Oman Sea, and it looks like the US will continue to maintain its naval fleet in the Persian Gulf for the next three decades.

Dimensions and Implications of Hariri-Saudi Encounter

Strategic Council Online: Confiscation of $7 billion in Saad Hariri’s property in Saudi Arabia has led the Lebanese prime minister to change his policies towards Riyadh.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert

Roots of the Recent Protests in Egypt

Strategic Council Online: Former head of Iran’s Interest Section in Egypt, referring to the recent unrest in this country, said what happened in the past two weeks shows that dissention in Egypt has created a complicated situation and the fire under the ashes may flare up any moment on different pretexts.

Disintegration of Arab States; Big Powers Dominant Strategy

Strategic Council Online: A university lecturer of international relations says the greatest achievement of colonialists in their efforts to intervene in other countries is the creation of instability. “Today, the United States and Israel want to get strong in the region and endeavour by fomenting secessionist sentiments in countries like Iraq, Syria and Yemen to pressure smaller nations and even bring them under their domination more easily.”

Saudis Strive to Escape the Yemeni Quagmire

Strategic Council Online: A West Asian Affairs expert, pointing to Saudi efforts to communicate with Yemeni tribal chiefs in order to persuade Ansarullah to reach an agreement on the end of the war, said: The Saudis are looking for a safe and decent way out of the swamp they are stuck in Yemen.