Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs, commenting on the telephone contact of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi and King Abdullah II of Jordan with Syrian President Bashar Assad and the new strategy of the Arab countries towards Damascus, said: The failure in military strategies in Syria and the strong role of the Axis of Resistance and the Russians in that country have caused a profound transformation in the policies of Arab countries, including the UAE, Jordan and even Saudi Arabia, towards Syria.
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Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs, referring to the holding of a security conference in Iraqi Kurdistan on normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, said: The normalization and publicity of the Zionist regime’s presence in Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as disintegration of the region, were the two main targets of the conference in the Kurdish-populated part of Iraq.
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.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa and Middle East affairs, referring to the escalation of the conflict in Ma’rib, said that liberation of that important and strategic province of Yemen is nearing a sensitive stage.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs, regarding the Biden administration’s view on the Syrian issue said: With the transfer of power from Republicans to Democrats, many analysts in the West Asian region have expressed optimism that the Syrian issue will be resolved through multilateral talks with actors involved in the crisis. In explaining the reasons for that, they have pointed to factors such as lack of priority of Syria for the United States, Biden’s announced policies focusing on East Asia and strategic competition with China and Russia, and the financial and military cost of the West Asian crisis for the United States.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor spoke of the reaction of Iraqi forces on self-defense, against the continuation of the presence of the occupying and aggressive forces “as their legitimate rights” and said:’ The US is seeking to reap political dividends in Iraq through projection and alleging Iran to support the groups who plan attacks her positions in the country.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says if tensions are de-escalated in Iraq and the central government is able to control the situation including in all military and economic centers, the Turkish government and other trans-regional governments could not be able to exert influence in that country.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on news published by the British Guardian newspaper that the process of normalization of relations between Syria and Saudi Arabia after Eid al-Fitr is possible, said: The rift in the triangle of Netanyahu, Trump and Bin Salman has prompted Saudi leaders to seek to change their regional approaches, especially in troubled areas such as Syria and Yemen.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East Affairs, referring to the recent policies of the French President, Emmanuel Macron to get closer to Saudi Arabia after Joe Biden took office, said France wants to fill the gap caused by the United States to reduce its strong presence in the Middle East.
Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said: Given Iran’s goodwill towards Qatar, normalization of relations between Riyadh and Doha is not considered as being in line with dealing blows on Iran’s national interests. But, Qatar should be careful not to fall into the trap of Saudi conspiracy against Iran, in which case it will be harmed.
Strategic Council Online: An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the protest rally of the Iraqis in response to Saudi Arabia’s investment in their country, said: The government of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is looking to foreign investment, especially by the wealthy states in the Persian Gulf, to alleviate economic problems – countries that in the past two decades, with the support of the ISIS and some extremist Sunni groups in Iraq, have always tried to prevent any stabilization and security in the war-torn country.
Strategic Council Online: Riyadh, being concerned about the weakening of its strategic relations with the United States under Biden’s presidency, is attempting to continue to portray Iran as an unstabilazer element and a threat to the security in the region by offering free concessions to the West, especially the US, by selling oil and consequently, large-scale military purchase in order to ensure the preservation of Riyadh’s strategic relations with Washington.
Repercussions of normalization of Zionist regime relations for the southern states of the Persian Gulf
Strategic Council Online: Editorial—Rapprochement with the Zionist regime could entail serious consequences for the Arab regimes of the region; the public opinion in these countries especially Bahrain are opposed to Manama policy of betrayal to the Palestinian cause and subordination to Washington and Tel Aviv. Therefore, any hasty move to recognize Israel would further widen the gap between the Arab compromising rulers and their peoples.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh, Middle East expert
Strategic Council Online-Interview: A university professor of Middle East studies says Saudi Arabia should be taken accountable by the international community for the crimes its crown prince has committed.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that the most important obstacles in the way of political process in Syria are the lack of consensus between the domestic proponents and opponents, as well as regional and trans-regional interventions; as some countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and pro-Riyadh neighboring countries, continue to discuss the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Strategic Council Online – Despite the continuation of some economic cooperation between Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in the political and security spheres, serious challenges will be faced in the future in these countries.
Davoud Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
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
Strategic Council Online: The main goal of the Zionist regime in getting close to certain Arab states, especially Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, is to show that some Arab leaders have recognized its legitimacy and to get close to Iran’s strategic borders on the other side.
Davood Ahmadzadeh – Middle East Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: An analyst on regional issues pointing to a new US-Turkish plan to create a safe zone in northern Syria said the turn by Turkey towards Iran and Russia is a source of security concern for the White House and the Europeans. Washington is trying, by giving renewed promises, to prevent further Turkish alliance with Iran and Russia and shift the region’s crisis management from Astana Process to Brussels and Washington.