Tag: India

Free Trade Agreement between Europe & India in the Light of New Geopolitical Realities

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although various questions and hypotheses have been raised about the reason why India and the European Union returned to negotiating table on Comprehensive Trade and Investment Agreement talks after a long pause, despite the importance of economic and trade issues on the foreign policy of both sides, it seems that the most important and essential impetus for New Delhi and Brussels were new geopolitical realities for the revival of negotiations and making effort to reach the Agreement.
Hossein Sayahi, Researcher of International Affaires

Putin’s Strategic Targets in India Visit

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of subcontinent affairs, saying that India and Russia have many common interests, the most important issue for Russia regarding India is to prevent the full absorption of that country by the United States, added: Concerned about China’s rapid progress, the Russians think that if they equip India militarily, there will be a balance of power between India and China that will benefit Russia.

Quad; Strategic Partnership in Soft Confrontation with China

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden recently met with prime ministers of Australia, Japan and India in the United States. It was in 2007 that the first meeting of the Quad Group (the US, Australia, Japan and India) was held in New York in order to confront China’s growing power in the two diplomacy and security areas in Indo-Pacific region.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank

Strategic Opportunities for Iran’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor saying that Iran could be the third most influential country in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after China and Russia, said: Iran’s membership in that organization alone is not enough for the achievement of Tehran’s goals and some factors must be taken into account and at the same time movements should be put on the agenda.

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.

Strategic Implications of US Troops Pullout from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online: According to the agreement reached between the United States and the Taliban in March 2018, the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will begin and by mid-July (July 2020) the number of US combat troops will reach 8600 persons. This is happening at a time when the bilateral security agreement between the United States and the Afghan government is still valid. In addition, in recent months, the activities of terrorist groups in Afghanistan have not diminished, but in addition to the Taliban’s spring attacks, ISIS terrorist activities in Afghanistan are taking civilian tolls from among the oppressed people of Afghanistan, and the atmosphere of insecurity has not changed. Although the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is important, it may have significant implications for the future of Afghanistan and the region, given the shortcomings and negligence in fulfilling their commitments, especially in the field of training Afghan forces. Americans should accept responsibility and pay the damages.
Seyed Mostafa Hashemi – Afghan Affairs Expert

Kashmir the Cause of Tension in Pakistan-Saudi Relations

Strategic Council Online: Given that Kashmir is considered one of the main red lines of the Pakistani government and people, Saudi Arabia has essentially adopted a thoughtful silence in this regard, which has become a challenge in relations between the two countries.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Chinese Economy and Consequences of Coronavirus

Strategic Council Online: The Coronavirus has hit the Chinese economy badly, and it will, for a long time, make China’s economy vulnerable. When China’s annual economic growth reaches below 6%, political alarm bells will be sounded, meaning 2020 maybe a year of domestic political challenges for the Beijing government.
Dr Saeed Attar – University Professor

Dimensions of New Tensions between Islamabad & Delhi

Strategic Council Online: An Asian affairs analyst attributed the recent tension between Islamabad and New Delhi to the Kashmir issue and to some extent to Afghanistan, saying Kashmir has become a symbolic and prestigious matter for both sides and despite the strong role of the two countries’ military in foreign policy, the BJP’s extreme nationalist stance and its negative view of Muslims will not only fail to resolve the differences between the two countries in the near future but will continue in the form of war of words, as well as political and sometimes military conflicts.

US the Reason of Undermining International Agreements!

Strategic Council Online: An international affairs analyst said that if the US pullout from international institutions and agreements continues, it could weaken these accords. “If Trump’s withdrawal from these accords had a tangible achievement for Americans and if this could change America’s relative advantage compared to certain countries, such as China and Russia, the policy is likely to find supporters among other countries and even the Democrats prompting them to continue this trend.”

India’s Creeping Strategy against Kashmir

Strategic Council Online: Given the recently announced decisions on Kashmir, several scenarios are foreseeable in the future, each requiring a specific reaction.
Nozar Shafiei – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

Scenarios Ahead of Kashmir Crisis

Strategic Council Online: There is a scenario about Kashmir whereby in the absence of any solution, the critical situation of Muslims in Kashmir will continue until other options are found in India and Pakistan in the future.
Nozar Shafiei – Subcontinent Affairs Expert

New Delhi-Tehran Ties: An Opportunity for Expanding Cooperation

Strategic Council Online: The relationship between New Delhi and Tehran has grown manifold. This relationship is not restricted to the economic sphere and ties in other areas, especially people to people links are accelerated.
Tridivesh Singh Maini – Political analyst in New Delhi

India-Iran relationships: The multiple layers

Strategic Council Online: In recent years, one of the very interesting bilateral relationships has been the one between New Delhi and Tehran. While New Delhi has significantly strengthened its strategic ties with the US, it has ensured that economic links with Tehran do not suffer. India has had to do a balancing act not only between US-Iran but also Saudi Arabia-Iran and Israel-Iran. Apart from the US, both Saudi and Israel were uncomfortable with the New Delhi-Tehran relationship, New Delhi has persisted.
Tridivesh Singh Maini – New Delhi based Policy Analyst