Tag: Pakistan

Pakistan’s New Approach towards Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having referred to the efforts made by Pakistan in the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to stabilize its role in Afghanistan, extending the required scope to play a role in that country and playing an intermediate role between Taliban and regional as well as trans-regional countries, an expert on Afghanistan issues said:” Pakistan is implementing the policy to turn Islamabad to Taliban foreign policy capital”.

Turkey’s Nuclear Program Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Guest Post: Although Turkey has traditionally been committed to the non-proliferation regime, but concerning Erdogan’s pro-Ottoman leadership, Turkish domestic policy seems to be a major determining factor for forming Turkey’s nuclear policy.
Seyed Hamed Hosseini – PhD Student in International Relations

Gaining Legitimacy; Taliban Strategy in OIC Meeting

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that the Taliban has not yet complied with any of the demands made by the international community, termed Pakistan’s support for the Taliban to attend the special session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation foreign ministers as symbolic. He added: Under the current situation, Afghanistan needs to form an inclusive government with the participation of all groups, ethnicities and religions that are based on popular opinion.

Putin’s Strategic Targets in India Visit

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of subcontinent affairs, saying that India and Russia have many common interests, the most important issue for Russia regarding India is to prevent the full absorption of that country by the United States, added: Concerned about China’s rapid progress, the Russians think that if they equip India militarily, there will be a balance of power between India and China that will benefit Russia.

Challenges the Taliban Face in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the subcontinent affairs commenting on the latest developments in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power said: Since the Taliban became the main power in Afghanistan the group has faced numerous challenges in governance. The international community’s reluctance to recognize the Taliban as the new government in Afghanistan is the biggest and most important challenge of the group in the area of governance.

Importance of 3+3 mechanism for resolving Caucasus issues, strategy of member states

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Caucasus affairs explaining the conflicting approaches between the countries of the Caucasus region and stressing the need for joint steps to resolve the region’s problems within the framework of the 3 + 3 mechanism, said: This plan can be a factor in ensuring prevention of new hostilities in the region.

Afghanistan crisis; Moscow-Tehran meeting, two harmonious and effective steps

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Explaining Russia’s approach to Afghanistan at the Moscow meeting on Afghanistan and reviewing its final statement, the former Iranian diplomat stressed the common goals of Iran and Russia regarding Afghanistan and the need for continuous consultations between Russia and Iran.

A Glance at Moscow Meeting on Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that if the Taliban do not fulfill their commitments, they should not expect other players to cooperate in different fields, stressed: At the Moscow meeting, efforts should be made to move the negotiations in a direction where the United States and the Taliban undertake commitments that are difficult to be ignored.

Threats and Challenges of Pakistani Taliban for Islamabad Gov’t

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A former Iranian diplomat considered Islamabad’s support for the Taliban coming to power in Kabul as a threat to Pakistan’s future and said: The coming to power of the Taliban in Kabul stimulates ethnic sentiments for supporting the Pashtuns in the Pashtun-populated and tribal areas and this will become a great challenge for the government of that country.

Orientation of Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former head of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Taliban is now only thinking of consolidating its international position; said: So far, there is no evidence of the efforts of the leaders of that group to create an inclusive government with the presence of all ethnic groups.

Unacceptable Ambitions of Azeri President to Change Geopolitics of Caucasus

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international and regional affairs, referring to the destructive role of the Zionist regime in the Caucasus and considering the confession of the President of Azerbaijan on using Israeli drones, said: The recent provocative actions of the government of President Ilham Aliyev in holding a joint maneuver with Turkey and the Zionist regime along Iran’s northwestern borders and Aliyev’s accusations against Iran within the context of his family’s long-standing and unacceptable ambition to change the geopolitics of the Caucasus can be analyzed.

Strategic Opportunities for Iran’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that Iran could be the third most influential country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after China and Russia, said: Iran’s membership in that organization alone is not enough for the achievement of Tehran’s goals and some factors must be taken into account and at the same time movements should be put on the agenda.

Afghanistan: Scenarios Before Future Government & Iran’s Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that any separation between Iran, Russia, and China in connection with the developments in Afghanistan would be very dangerous noted: We should be very careful in recognizing the Taliban while consulting jointly with Russia and China.

Joint Turkish Exercises in Caucasus: Geopolitical Objectives, Consequences

Strategic Council Online – opinion: Turkey has conducted two separate military exercises with the Republic of Azerbaijan on the one hand and Pakistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the other hand, on limited land and sea scale. The Ankara government pursues specific targets of holding exercises that are geopolitically “purposeful” and “meaningful”, and the recent exercise is one of Turkey’s most important measures since the end of the Second Karabakh War.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Necessity of Inclusive Government in Afghanistan and Uncertain Future of Taliban

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.

Effects of Taliban’s Rise to Power on Pakistan, Its Consequences

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.