Tag: Biden

Europe’s Objective behind Mediating between Azerbaijan, Armenia

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: With regard to Russia’s active role playing in the 2020 dispute between Baku and Yerevan over Karabakh, European mediation in this case is an important point that needs to be carefully considered.
Mehdi Khorsand – Expert on China and Eurasia affairs

Ukraine Crisis & New Security Order in Europe

Strategic Council Online –Guest Post: The U.S. and its Western allies have put their forces into alert status and are deploying more warships ad fighters to the Eastern Europe that indicates rising concerns about the occurrence of a probable clash in the East Europe.
Mohsen Sharif Khodaei, Analyst of European Affairs

US Approach & the Process of Normalization of Ties with Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The Zionist regime’s conflict with Palestine and the Arabs is the main focus of the conflict in the Middle East and has played a major role in the US involvement in various issues in the region.
Dr. Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert on West Asia affairs

Repercussions of the U.S. Sanction Policies in Latin America

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Latin America witnessed an intensive period of presidential, parliamentary and local elections that created an upheaval turn in the policies of the regional countries. Within the past few months, the victory of justice-oriented parties in some of Latin American countries, especially the victory of leftist candidate in Chilean presidential election challenged Washington’s effort to preserve its interventionist position in the region.
Mahmoud Fazeli, Analyst of International Affairs

US Deterrent Maneuver Near Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia affairs, commenting on a recent report in the New York Times on Joe Biden’s decision to deploy US troops in the Baltic and Eastern Europe, said: With such a move, the United States intends to carry out a deterrent maneuver to force Russia to reconsider invading Ukraine. However, it seems unlikely that Russia will launch a military strike against Ukraine under the status quo.

Practical Support from Intl. Community, UNSC for Palestinians Imperative

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, stating that the international community has shown that it is still opposed to the Zionist regime’s settlement policy, said: With the continuation and expansion of adventurisms and development of settlements in the Golan Heights and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the international community seeks to curb the Zionist regime and prevent development of settlements..

Emirati Official’s Tehran Visit an Effective Step with Strategic Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent visit of the national security adviser of the UAE, Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Iran after years of tension and cold relations between the two countries, caused the public opinion and the international media to evaluate the purpose of this trip in line with de-escalation and also the beginning of a new era between Tehran and Abu Dhabi and even the region.
Hossein Sayyahi – Researcher on international affairs

Cold War Style U.S. Rhetoric against China & Russia and Its Outcomes

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that at present circumstance we witness a cold war between China and the U.S. and to a lesser degree between Russia and the U.S., an analyst of international affairs said:” the competition that exists between the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other side, will form the aspects of the future order which the world and the country will face.

Biden’s US Targets of New Intervention in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs, commenting on the US President Joe Biden’s recent claims that one of the reasons for the US military presence outside the borders, including deployment of US troops in the Persian Gulf region such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria, is Iran’s regional activities, said: Although there are talks over a change in Washington’s approach in the Middle East region in line with implementation of Biden’s stated policies in that region, in general, it seems that the main foundations of the US foreign policy in the region have not changed much, rather the process of implementation of its policies has been subject to changes.

China-US Show of Force under Pretext of Taiwan

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Taiwan has always been at the center of rivalry and tension between China and the United States, but since maintaining “interaction” has been a key feature of US-China relations for the past decades, both countries, by maintaining restraint, have prevented increasing the level of tension in this regard.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – Expert on Asia affairs

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