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Prospects of economic relations between Iran and Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online-Interview: Former director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says given the recent political developments in Afghanistan, even though we may see ups and downs in economic ties, Afghanistan cannot ignore its dealings with Iran even under the worst circumstances.

Afghan asylum seekers; Neighbors’ Role & Responsibility of International Community

Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs having stated that countries and international bodies should fulfill their responsibilities by receiving Afghan asylum seekers and put their full weight behind Iran said:” Iran’s hospitality extended to the asylum seekers will, in fact, prevent them to head towards other regions and European countries.

Developments of Afghanistan and importance of role-playing and convergence of neighboring countries

Strategic Council Online-Interview: A political activist of Afghanistan emphasized the significance of consultation and role-playing by countries neighboring Afghanistan and support for the establishment of an inclusive government and said, definitely, the emergence and real representation of a change in the Taliban approach would be the formation of a plural and inclusive government in Afghanistan and all relevant parties in that country should be present in that.

Winners and Losers of Recent Developments in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the subcontinent affairs commenting on the winners and losers of Afghanistan’s developments and the rise of the Taliban to power, divided the case into three separate sections, first domestic winners and losers, second neighbors and countries that have defined interests in Afghanistan and third at international level.

An Analysis of UNSC Sessions on Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Asia affairs said the recent UN Security Council statements on Afghanistan are indicative of the acceptance of the Taliban’s complete domination over the country and the defeat of the Kabul government in the arena of political power of that country.

Pakistan’s Strategy towards Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The former head of Afghanistan Support Headquarters at the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that Pakistan considers Afghanistan the depth of its strategy, said: It is better for countries in the region to allow the Afghan people to independently determine their government and address common concerns through friendly relations.

An Analysis of 2021 Document of Russia’s National Security Strategy Document

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the University of Tehran saying that the 2021 National Security Strategy document of Russia is seriously different from previous documents, listed the most important dimensions and clauses of that document, and said: What is important for Russia is the evolution of the international system that while it multiplies, it moves away from the west axis of the past, but at the same time, it creates a strong potential for insecurity, increases instability, intensifies radicalism, and complicates the threat environment for the world and for Russia.

Developments in Afghanistan and China’s Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Although China has the shortest border length (76 km) with Afghanistan due to the “Wakhan Corridor”, it is one of its most important neighbors. Throughout history, Kabul has been one of the most prominent axes on the China Silk Road; even today, when Afghanistan is in a state of turmoil and the Taliban control much of the territory, it is doubly important to China, especially economically and in security dimension.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst

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

Transformation of US Presence in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The US administration has announced that it will pull out its military bases in Afghanistan within a specified timeframe and will withdraw its troops from the country by September. In his new statement, US President Joe Biden announced that his country’s military mission in Afghanistan would end on August 31st, contrary to the suggestions and opinion of many of his senior military officials.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst

Iran and requirements of view to the East

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A senior researcher of international issues says many governments are re-defining their foreign policy based on the new realities especially the rise of China as a big political and economic global power.

Strategic Importance of Expanding Cooperation with Neighbors

Strategic Council Online – Expansion and deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations in all dimensions with neighboring countries, in addition to India and China, is one of the important “dos” that will be given more serious attention in the new government.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs

Factors Effective in Rapid Advancement of Taliban in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Afghanistan affairs regarding the recent developments in Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban said: In recent days, the Taliban have succeeded in gaining control over almost large parts of Afghanistan. This dominance is important when we look at the partition of Afghanistan before the Taliban took control; in that division, one part of about 8 to 10 percent was under the control of the Taliban, one part of 20 to 30 percent was under the control of the government and the rest were almost gray areas that were not under the effective control of any of those forces.

47th G7 Summit; Drafting Supporters in Post-Corona World!

Strategic Council Online – The 47th summit of the seven industrialized countries of the world was held, and its sessions were devoted to topics such as the recovery of the world economy in the post-Corona era, renewable energy and other global challenges. At the end of the meeting, the G7 leaders agreed to allocate one billion doses of Corona vaccine to poor countries. However, they did not agree to provide 100 billion dollars to the International Monetary Fund to help poor countries overcome the Covid-19 epidemic crisis. The G7 Summit also addressed other issues, which are briefly described below.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of political economy of development

UAE and Saudi Arabia Efforts to Reduce Tension Between India and Pakistan

Strategic Council Online- Formation of a block including India, Middle-East, and Zionist regime could be considered as a turning point of integration of the two regions, i.e. sub-continent and middle-east. Middle-east Arab countries had already put their weight behind Pakistan, but ever since the strategic relations between India and the Zionist regime and UAE parallel with recognition of the Zionist regime by UAE, the structure of regional and trans-regional interactions changed. Thus, Arabs and New Delhi rushed mutually towards each other.
Dr. Maede Karimi Ghohroudi- Asia Expert

25-Year Cooperation Agreement between China and National interests of Iran

Strategic Council Online- Signing of the 25-year agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and China within the past few months, has fanned a lot of debates. Efforts have been made to assess it from different points of view in this short article and to elaborate its consequences for Iran’s national interest.
Arash Raeissinia, Professor of International Relations, Tehran University

Cyprus Five-Party Talks Fail

Strategic Council Online – Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, following the failure of the informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus issue under the auspices of the United Nations, with representatives from both North and South Cyprus and the guarantor countries (Turkey, Greece and Britain) in Geneva, acknowledged that despite all the efforts that have been made so far, we have not yet found enough common ground between the two sides to be able to start formal talks in order to resolve the Cyprus issue. Of course, we will not give up our efforts in this regard, and for the time being, the results of the negotiations and efforts regarding Cyprus are fruitless. We are determined to make every effort to continue negotiations and dialogue to achieve positive results in resolving the Cyprus issue. We hope that formal negotiations for a settlement of the Cyprus conflict will begin in the next two months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs