Tag: Hamid Khoshayand

Consequences of the conspiracy of “insecuritizing” Iraq and the need for vigilance against it

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Iraq has entered a new round of political, security and field developments. The safe and peaceful conduct of the parliamentary elections and the announcement of the final results, which in the broadest sense were in the national interest of Iraq, not only did not meet US expectations; Rather, there appeared in spite of the efforts of the United States and some Arab regimes in the region to abort the elections.
Hamid Khoshayand—Expert of regional issues

Reasons and Consequences of Arab States’ Normalization of Ties with Syria

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Contacts and talks of high-ranking officials of some Arab countries with the Syrian government have increased in recent weeks. The tendency of Arab countries to resume diplomatic relations with Damascus is one of the important “milestones” in the political developments in Syria, which can provide valuable opportunities for that country to strengthen its international position “rebuild” and rehabilitate its economy and foreign trade.
Hamid Khoshayand – Researcher on regional affairs

An Analysis on Iraqi Parliamentary Election

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: The fifth parliamentary election in Iraq was held on October 10, 2021, especially amid particular international, regional and domestic situation which was coupled with challenging sidelines. It seems to be normal to some extent in a country like Iraq as a country that practices transition and where the foundations of democracy are not solidified yet.
Hamid Khoshayand, Analyst of international affairs

Strategic Importance of Rapprochement between Iran & Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced tossing relations within the past few decades, which ultimately led to severance of relations in 2016 and heightening tensions in their relations.
Hamid Khoshayand, Analyst, International Affairs

Joint Turkish Exercises in Caucasus: Geopolitical Objectives, Consequences

Strategic Council Online – opinion: Turkey has conducted two separate military exercises with the Republic of Azerbaijan on the one hand and Pakistan and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the other hand, on limited land and sea scale. The Ankara government pursues specific targets of holding exercises that are geopolitically “purposeful” and “meaningful”, and the recent exercise is one of Turkey’s most important measures since the end of the Second Karabakh War.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

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

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

Political Changes in Zionist Regime, Continuation of Resistance-Oriented Approach

Strategic Council Online – Netanyahu’s ouster should be seen as an important “turning point” in the developments of recent years in the occupied territories. During the past 12 years, Netanyahu made great efforts to advance anti-Palestinian plans. He is stepping down despite the fact that, contrary to his criminal objectives and actions, Palestine and the resistance groups not only have not been weakened but have achieved important dimensions of power and strategic balance in the occupied territories. At the end of Netanyahu’s 12-year presidency, the “myth of Israel’s invincibility” was shattered.
Hamid Khoshayand – international affairs analyst

US strategy to enhance its “soft influence” in Iraq

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: In recent years, Americans have devised and enforced numerous programs and measures to expand and deepen their “software influence” in Iraq. That the US government, in the new round of “security talks” with Baghdad last summer, raised cultural and educational issues and topics related to the youth and families, and describe them as one of the key security talks with Iraq, suggests that the US administration is expanding its “soft and cultural influence” in Iraq in parallel with reducing or managing its military and hardware presence.
Hamid Khoshayand—International affairs analyst

Strategic Importance of Iran’s Stabilizing Presence in the Region

Strategic Council Online – Iran’s presence and influence in the region, which is a constructive and stabilizing one that eliminates insecurity and panic, is one of the main red lines in compliance with safeguarding the strategic interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

Alarm Bell for Iraq Following US Sanction on Hashd Al-Shaabi Commander

Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Impediments to the official normalization of the relations between the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: Official normalization of relations between some Arab governments and the Zionist regime is an act of treason in the Muslim world; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco are the pioneers of this hated policy and should shoulder the responsibilities of such normalization. The process of normalization and publicization of relations with the Zionist regime was not a stab from the back but a blade from the front on the body of Palestine—something that will not definitely remain unanswered by the public opinion of the Arab countries and Muslim world as well as the Palestinian resistance groups. According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Arabic Center of Political Research and Studies, based in Doha, 92 percent of the surveyed public opinion in the Arab world consider the Zionist regime as a threat to the security and peace of the region.
Hamid Khoshayand—International issues analyst

Behind-the-Scenes Decision-Makers in American Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – Politics and power in the United States, due to their decentralized and distributive political structure, are influenced by the presence and activity of two groups of “formal” and “informal” actors. Formal actors are influential in the “decision-making” and executive stages, and informal actors are influential in the critical “decision-making” stage. Simply put, the United States is a place for showoff and display of various informal actors who are always trying to play an effective role in the political, economic, security, etc. arenas of the United States by considering their own interests. For example, when it is said that the president in the United States is the representative of oil and arms cartels, etc., it is not an exaggeration and refers to a phenomenon that has a long and lasting history in this country.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst

Prospect for JCPOA with Biden Coming to Power

Strategic Council Online – One of the most important questions that have come to the attention of political circles and domestic media in recent weeks is the way the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acton (JCPOA) will be treated by the new US administration and that what would be the fate of the JCPOA in the Biden administration?
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs