Tag: Ashraf Ghani

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.

Factors Effective in US Defeat, Rapid Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Note: After Vietnam, the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is the second US “fatal defeat” experience in a foreign war in the post-World War II era that has dealt a heavy blow on the US international standing.
Hamid Khoshayand – analyst of international affairs

Necessity of talks between the Taliban and the opposition and listening to public protests

Strategic Council Online—Interview: Advisor to the former president of Afghanistan says the Taliban were worried that with the continuation of resistance in Panjshir, nationwide protests and uprising could be formed across whole Afghanistan, adding that protests would definitely continue in Afghanistan in various forms as the majority of the Afghans do not agree with a phenomenon called Taliban.

Winners and Losers of Recent Developments in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the subcontinent affairs commenting on the winners and losers of Afghanistan’s developments and the rise of the Taliban to power, divided the case into three separate sections, first domestic winners and losers, second neighbors and countries that have defined interests in Afghanistan and third at international level.

Inefficiency & Surrender Reasons of Afghanistan Army against Taliban

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Director of Afghanistan Headquarter at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that relations between Iran and Afghanistan during Ashraf Ghani were not good because he followed the US policies, and like-minded groups with Iran were isolated. He said Ashraf Ghani Administration was not only unable to establish good relations with Iran, but also his relations with Russia, China and other countries opposing the US, were not cozy either.

Russia’s Strategy towards Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Note: The policy that Russia is currently pursuing in Afghanistan is an effort to fill the vacuum created by the US withdrawal from the country by strengthening its presence and influence through political mechanisms and security processes, unlike China, which uses mechanisms of economic, development, and investment programs in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in an effort to fill in the said gap.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of International Affairs

Difference between Taliban today and yesterday?

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says no change has been taken place in the goals, motivations and ideology of Taliban compared to the past two decades and the Taliban, during various periods, has made efforts given the present circumstances in Afghanistan to realize a portion of its goals and programs with special tools.

US Favors Civil War in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, explaining the US aims for maintaining presence in Afghanistan as well as negotiating with the Taliban, emphasized: Unfortunately, the current situation in Afghanistan has reached a point where it seems that the country will enter into a new cycle of internal conflict, and this situation is favorable for the United States.

US failure to deliver its pledges in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online- An expert of Afghanistan said that Afghanistan occupied by the US had no achievement on basic requirements of every country. He added that all evidences stipulate that Americans were not after finishing the extremist Jihadists, instead, they only managed them. They wanted to direct the group to secure their interests in a way.

Prospects of the peace process in Afghanistan and the Istanbul talks

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan issues says the Istanbul meeting is in fact complementary to the Moscow conference and it seems there is an agreement between the Americans and the Russians behind the curtains on the future of Afghanistan and the structure of power, adding that such efforts are far from success without soliciting the prior agreement of the neighbors and the incorporation of their viewpoints.

Afghanistan Peace Talks and Challenges Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Given that the Taliban are only thinking of returning Afghanistan to its dictatorship through the formation of the Islamic Emirate and want power only in the hands of this group, it will be very unlikely for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to succeed.

Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – senior expert in Asia affairs

Afghanistan and its future

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of sub-continental issues says the Moscow peace meeting on Afghanistan is going to be held on 18 March 2021 in Russia but is facing a lot of challenges.

Importance of and Reason for Iran’s Interaction with Taliban

Strategic Council Online – Although for a long time, governments were the most important and only players in international politics and power was the first and most important determinant of international equations, in recent decades and with the emergence of non-governmental players, we have been witness to their role-playing.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs

Prospects for Biden’s US Relations with Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the subcontinent affairs, commenting on the possible policy of Joe Biden towards Afghanistan and peace with the Taliban said: The policy that Joe Biden would adopt towards Afghanistan should not be expected to be seriously different from that of the Trump administration.

Prospect of Inter-Afghan talks

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Subcontinent affairs said: The Taliban believe that the current government of Afghanistan is not a government to be dealt with, therefore, it should step down and an interim government should come to power so that perhaps negotiations can move forward.

Escalation of Violence in Afghanistan; US New Administration’s Strategy?

Strategic Council Online – As ISIS targets the Afghan capital with numerous missile strikes, this idea has been bolstered that it could pave the way for a continued US presence in Afghanistan and given that ISIS terrorist attacks are in line with the targets of the White House to perpetuate violence in Afghanistan and manage it, planning of those attacks has been attributed to Washington.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – senior expert on Asia affairs

The future of Afghanistan and India’s ambiguous relations with it

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: If for any reason, the Taliban are successful, either through political means and negotiations or military action, to possess maximum power in Afghanistan, and the two other parties—the North Front and the Liberal Democrats—are consequently placed in the weakness position, India would be definitely a loser as the Taliban’s view is ideological and therefore considers groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen against India in Keshmir as its own allies. Therefore, if the Taliban are placed in the position of strength and power in Afghanistan, they would provide such groups with operational bases and India can no longer play a significant role in that country.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi—Expert of the subcontinent

Iran’s Prominent & Undeniable Role in the Afghan Peace Process

Strategic Council Online – Despite the efforts of Trump’s foreign policy team in Afghanistan to ignore Iran’s role in the peace process, the presence of Dr Abdullah Abdullah in Tehran showed that advancing the peace process is not possible without the cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Seyed Mustafa Hashemi – Expert on Afghanistan

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