Tag: Biden

Message, Outcome of Recent Erdogan-Putin Summit

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on September 29 in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. Of course, the short duration of the meeting compared to the long meetings in the past has attracted the attention of analysts who have assessed the event as being related to the escalation of differences between the two sides on some issues. Erdogan and Putin have met 26 times in person since the war in November 2015, when a Russian fighter plane was shot down by Turkey. The last meeting of the leaders of the two countries was held on March 5, 2020 in Moscow.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Consequences of Evacuation of Three US Military Bases in Syria

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs commenting on the reasons for the evacuation of three US military bases in Syria said: The United States is a traditional ally of the Syrian Kurds and through supporting Kurdish autonomy has made efforts and is still making in order to have a place to infiltrate Syria, especially in the oil rich areas; but nevertheless, the Syrian army’s domination on most areas has forced them to end their occupation of three military bases in Deir ez-Zor and al-Hasakah provinces.

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.

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

Turkey’s Strategic View of Developments in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s new role in Afghanistan after the Taliban seizure of Kabul said: Ankara’s view of Kabul is a strategic one, and given the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan, in a long-term strategy, Turkey is striving for extensive military cooperation with that country, and in the meantime, Turkey’s good relations with Pakistan is strengthening this demand.

Managed Challenges in Washington-Beijing relations

Strategic Council Online—Note: China and the United States are trying to reduce the probable damage in their economy through appropriate measures in order to prevent their tension exceeding the conventional limit.
Ali Khansari—International issues analyst

The evolution of the crisis in Relations between Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia

Strategic Council Online – Despite the passage of months since the end of the 44-day war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which began on September 27, 2020 and ended on November 10 with the signing of a tripartite statement by the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and the prime minister of Armenia, border clashes between the two sides continued and intensified in recent months; clashes that have resulted in the deaths of the military on both sides, while the two sides accuse each other of violating the peace agreement.
Hossein Asgarian – Tehran International Studies and Researc Institute (Abrar)

Mutual Sanction of the US & China; Conceivable Scenarios

Strategic Council Online: China has recently boycotted as many as 70 organs and citizens of the United States, among them Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of Donald Trump administration is seen. This is a reaction to the similar measure taken by the US to boycott seven Chinese authorities. The action-reaction measure is considered as the continuation of the trade war launched during the Trump administration. Now, the question is: What are the leverages and capabilities of the two countries? How this confrontation will proceed?
Reza Majidzade, Researcher, development political economics

Failure of the US maximum pressure campaign in Venezuela

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: The failure of the efforts of Juan Guaido, the self-declared president of Venezuela who had called the people of his country to rise against the elected government of Venezuela, was the fruit of the resistance of the people and Nicolas Maduro, the country’s legal president against the Western pressures especially the United States.
Mirqasem Momeni—Director of Abrar Novin Cheshmandaz International Studies Institute

Destructive Consequences of IAEA Political Approach to Iran

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the Institute for Strategic Studies, stating that this political-security view of Iran’s nuclear activities and program has always been destructive and has hindered resolution of the problem, said: The recent issues raised by the IAEA are not new and in the past, when the parties have willed, they have managed and resolved the issues.

US Strategy to Strengthen NATO Military Capacity around Russia

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of Allameh Tabatabai University said that the growing tension between Russia and the United States has gripped Ukraine and will be fueled by Biden’s policies, adding that dispatch of NATO troops around Russia will force Moscow to increase its military spending at the cost of rising inflation and unemployment.

US View of Middle East Threats

Strategic Council Online – An American affairs expert said: From the Americans’ point of view, Russia is expanding its military base in Syria and making efforts to establish military bases in Libya and Sudan. It is also expanding its influence from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, he said, adding that China is also moving westward, i.e. the Middle East region, by relying on economic initiatives such as the Silk Road and One Belt One Road initiative.

Dimensions of New Tensions in Russia-US Relations, Its Perspective

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Russia affairs said that the United States and Russia are now in the worst possible relationship in recent years, adding: However, the approach of the two countries is interactive and their efforts are focused on the management of relations, and this level of tension would not go beyond a certain level and will subside in the near future.

Russia-EU relations during the Biden presidency and the role of China

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.

Reasons for Turkey’s Withdrawal from Istanbul Convention, Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention following the instructions and decision of its president which was also published in the Official Gazette. The decree says that the decision had been taken pursuant to Paragraph 3 of the presidential circular No. 9 on the cancellation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, signed by the Republic of Turkey in 2011 and approved by cabinet ministers one year later.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

US, China on the Brink of Cold War?

Strategic Council Online – The puzzles of strategic rivalry between China and the United States seem to be arranged rapidly, and the world should expect a new rivalry between Washington and Beijing as it did during the Cold War, and at the same time as the United States and the Soviet Union affected the whole world, the rivalry between the United States and China could affect the interests and security of many countries.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on US affairs

Zionist Regime and Continuation of Political Stalemate

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the Knesset elections in Israel and the failure of the two main parties (the Likud and the Blue and White) to win seats required to form a government, said that the elections are likely to be held in Israel again.

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