Tag: European Union

Post-Brexit and the crisis of fuel shortage in the UK

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of European affairs says that the situation in Britain after the Cold War and with the change in US foreign policy priorities is not such that it can cooperate with the United States in all areas, adding that after leaving the European Union, Britain seeks to implement the policy of a “global Britain” and will certainly try to establish itself as a great power in Europe and on the world stage after leaving the European Union.

Factors Affective in Strengthening EU-India Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although the European Union and India have stepped up their efforts to strengthen trade cooperation in recent months, prospects for economic cooperation between Brussels and Delhi remain unclear.
Alireza Thamoudi – Expert on Europe affairs

Landmark Election in Germany & Its European Consequences

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Germany held a landmark and important election on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The election will put an end to the 16-year chancellorship of Angela Merkel, who led the country for four consecutive terms. More than 60 million Germans over 18 years of age are eligible to vote. It should be noted that in Germany, the executive power takes its legitimacy from legislative power. Bundestag nationwide election is considered as the most important political event of the country at the federal level.
Seyed Nader Noorbakhsh, Ph.D. Political Geography, Tehran University

Turkey’s Targets in Strengthening Presence in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s role-playing in Afghanistan after the fall of the Kabul government and rise of the Taliban to power said: The fall of Kabul and domination of the Taliban over the political scene of Afghanistan has paved the way for a new round of regional rivalries.

Turkey, Europe Policy Towards Afghan Refugees, Its Consequences

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Turkey affairs said that Turkey is very cautious about Afghan refugees and tries not to be deceived by the plans and promises of European leaders, adding: If the influx of Afghan refugees to Turkey and then to the European Union takes place, this issue could become a point of serious contention between the two sides. In addition, if the EU does not live up to its humanitarian responsibility towards Afghan refugees and, in consultation with Afghanistan’s neighbors, does not prove its seriousness in cooperating and meeting the needs of those countries to receive Afghan refugees, it will soon be witness to heavy transfers and efforts of those asylum seekers for the settlement in European countries.

Objectives of Josep Burrel’s Trip to the Region

Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the European affairs commented about the objectives of the recent trip of Josep Burrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the countries of the region:” the trip was made within the framework of the movements and advancement of foreign and security policy of the European Union”.

The end of US superiority after failure in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The outcomes and sideline events of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan remain at the center of attention by political and media circles of the region and the world. Even though the Biden administration is trying to justify the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on the basis of economic interests, it is clear that withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest “defeat” of the White House in the world after the second world war and has weakened the US ability to benefit from power and politics.
Hamid Khoshayand-Analyst of international issues

Afghanistan Crisis and European Positions

Strategic Council Online – Note: The NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan, which began after 9/11 incident under the pretext of “war on terrorism”, two decades after the mission, the Taliban’s rapid advance has prompted various countries, including NATO members, to rush to withdraw their diplomatic delegations, staff and citizens from the territory of that country. Western troops stationed in Afghanistan have trained the Afghan army for years, but the training has not been enough, and the reason why the Afghan army has failed to defend the capital against the Taliban remains unclear. The head of the Council of Europe does not see the situation in Afghanistan as a successful narrative for the international community and is considering how the EU can use its influence in international relations to defend its interests.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs

The return of the vicious shadow of Daesh to Iraq; behind the scene

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Recent attacks by Daesh terrorists on the headquarters of the second brigade of Hashd Shabi forces in al-Taremiyeh north of Baghdad which martyred four Hashd Shabi commanders are suggestive of a new scenario for the return of Daesh to Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh-Expert of Middle East issues

Orientation of Iran-Britain Relations

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on European affairs commenting on Tehran-London relations said: Iran and Britain have had critical relations with each other in recent decades, but at the same time Britain, because of recognizing Iran’s importance in the Persian Gulf, has tried to maintain its relations somehow.

Interview with the deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (2) A view to strategies of Iran and Europe to combat cyber attacks

Strategic Council Online—Interview: The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command referred to the main strategies of Iran to combat the cyber threats and attacks and said “Iran is emphasizing the establishment of a local and domestic cyber defense industry and production of cyber equipment using the capabilities of research and manufacturing sectors in order to support the use of cyber infrastructure and prevent cyber attacks by enemies.”

Interview with deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (1) Increased Risk of Cyber Threats in Strategic Competition of States

Strategic Council Online – The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command, stating that technological progress, in addition to having different advantages, also creates new problems, said: The United States, the Zionist regime, and their regional allies are working to increase their operational access to our infrastructures by taking advantage of the advancement in cyberspace-related technologies.

Obstacles, Prospects for Formation of Najib Mikati Government in Lebanon

Strategic Council Online – Formation of government has always been the most complex and difficult political process in Lebanon, which is typically slow and has become one of the most challenging issues in that country for many years. The new era, which began with the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister and following October 2019 protests in Lebanon, entered a complex and tense path up to now when “Najib Mikati” has been appointed by Michel Aoun to form a new government.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs

Exit of Big Western (Oil) Companies from Iraq & Chinese Strategic Presence Alternative

Strategic Council Online- Interview
Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq said China is interested in developing her projects in Iraq and when Western companies exit from the country, China will replace them. He added that China has shown her interest to expand her economic presence in Iraq and has entered the country consciously. In this context, Iraq will also be able to secure and maintain her sustainable security. Moreover, new opportunity and horizon in this field are created for a joint cooperation among Iran, China and Iraq.

The Root Causes of the Disputes between Greece and Turkey, Prospects for Resolving

Strategic Council Online: Issues such as territorial waters, flight information areas, disputed maritime zones, arming islands, and violation of rights of Turk minority in Thrace (Muslim inhabitant regions of Greece) have been among cases to cause tension between Ankara and Athens within the recent decades. All evidences stipulate that there is no conceivable perspective to de-escalate tensions between the two countries in near future. Despite counselling and agreements already made, yet there is not adequate stability to preserve them. Thus, they can be subject to questions.
Mahmoud Fazeli, International Analyst

Dimensions, Perspective of Jordan, Iraq and Egypt Cooperation in “New Levant” Plan

Strategic Council Online – A researcher on Iraq affairs saying that Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan have strong economic incentives for trilateral cooperation within the framework of the “New Levant” plan, pointed to the challenges facing the cooperation of the three countries and noted: If the effectiveness of the agreement becomes clear to Iraq, there is the possibility that the cooperation may be extended to other political, security and military fields.

Future of Conflicts among Big Powers

Strategic Council Online – The latest G7 summit showed that the conflict among the big world powers is intensifying and the world is moving towards a greater confrontation of the big powers.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of the political economy of development