Tag: India

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

Pakistan’s View on Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Asia affairs said that the recent decision of the new US administration to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan is a win-win situation for Islamabad, adding that Pakistan views this issue politically and strategically against India and seeks to regain its strategic depth with an economic approach to Afghan markets as well as improving its relations with the United States.

IAEA Urged to Adopt Technical Outlook, Avoid Power Relations

Strategic Council Online – A university professor says whenever the big powers decide they can sacrifice the technical nature of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their goals and motives. Unfortunately, he noted, power relations prevail over technical issues in the agency.

US Role in Recent Russia-Ukraine Tensions

Strategic Council Online – New movements on the Russian-Ukrainian borders are more related to the resurgence of traditional differences and geopolitical rivalries between Russia and the United States than to the Moscow-Kiev bilateral relationship.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian affairs

Dimensions, Messages of Saudi, Pakistan and US air maneuver

Strategic Council Online – Former Iranian ambassador in Pakistan said that the joint exercise of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States was a positive message from both sides, despite some resentments, adding: The resentment and despair of the Pakistanis is not so great as to have a profound effect on the building blocks and key components of the strengthening of Saudi-Pakistani relations.

Investigating Strategic Approaches of Powers in Indo-Pacific

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran said that the quadripartite security dialogue called “Quad”, which began informally between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India in 2007, has been considered again in response to China’s growing economic and military power.

Political Developments in Armenia and Role of Foreign Powers

Strategic Council Online – Head of Iran-Armenia Friendship Association, stating that Russia and the United States have not shown opposition to the continuation of Pashinyan’s stay in power, said: In the early elections, Pashinyan will regain the majority and will continue his rule, of course, if there is no coup by the military.

Afghanistan and its future

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of sub-continental issues says the Moscow peace meeting on Afghanistan is going to be held on 18 March 2021 in Russia but is facing a lot of challenges.

US Strategy for South Asia Since 2018

Strategic Council Online – Since 2018, we have been witnessing numerous, intertwined and continuous developments in the South Asian region with a focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The two vital and challenging issues in the region are the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue.
Dr. Maedeh Karimi – Researcher of Pakistan affairs

Future of Chinese and Russian SWIFTs

Strategic Council Online – Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy Department at Allameh Tabatabaei University, explaining the features of the Russian and Chinese SWIFTs, said: What could become the strong point of the Chinese and Russian SWIFTs is that if the volume, number, and scope of US sanctions expands in the world; those could become the SWIFT of the US-sanctioned block, and they could gain tremendous maneuvering power in the world of economics.

Opportunities of cooperation between Iran, Pakistan and Turkey

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the subcontinent issues says there is now an opportunity for Pakistan to return to the relations and cooperation it had in the past with Iran and Turkey within the framework of the regional cooperation organizations.

Trend of Global Political Economy Promises Formation of Multipolar World

Strategic Council Online – A political economy analyst, referring to the common interests between the EU presidency, that is Germany, and China, said: The Germans are working in favour of China, and the growth in the trade figures of China-Europe relations shows the direction of future lineups in the world.

Escalation of Violence in Afghanistan; US New Administration’s Strategy?

Strategic Council Online – As ISIS targets the Afghan capital with numerous missile strikes, this idea has been bolstered that it could pave the way for a continued US presence in Afghanistan and given that ISIS terrorist attacks are in line with the targets of the White House to perpetuate violence in Afghanistan and manage it, planning of those attacks has been attributed to Washington.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – senior expert on Asia affairs

Euro Overtaking USD in SWIFT; Defeat of Dollar’s Monopoly?

Strategic Council Online – For the first time in eight years, the EU-based euro remittances have surpassed US dollar-denominated exchanges, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Development Economics

Islamabad’s worried about sectarian interventions in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the issues of the subcontinent says Pakistani officials are worried about acts against their national security by foreign countries as tensions rise between India and Pakistan in the eastern borders of India.

Impact of Imran Khan’s Kabul Visit on Facilitating Afghan Peace Process

Strategic Council Online: An analyst of Afghan affairs said that Imran Khan’s visit to Kabul could not untie a knot in the Afghan peace talks in Qatar, adding that what is called Pakistan’s support for the Taliban is the main cause of disagreement between the two countries. He added that it seems that as long as Afghanistan fails to achieve lasting peace, there will be no opportunity for detente in the relations between the two countries.

Agreement of 15 Asian Countries Promises Decline of USD-Based Global Economy

Strategic Council Online – An expert on political economy, noting that we are entering a multipolar world with different blocs, said: Even in viewpoint of the Japanese, the current economic and dollar-based order is coming to an end and, therefore, they are preparing themselves for a multilateral economic system.