Tag: India

Inter-Afghan talks and possible scenarios

Strategic Council Online—Editorial: After years of conflict, violence and bloodshed, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, finally, accepted to sit at the negotiation table instead of killing each other and using military tools and terror to put a stop to the multi-decade wars in Afghanistan through political action and inter-Afghan talks.
Seyyed Mostafa Hashemi—Expert of Afghanistan affairs

India’s Approach on Regional Developments

Strategic Council Online – The Indian government with a strong sense of distinction, has evaluated the implications of the UAE and Bahrain agreement with Israel on normalization of ties, the launch of inter-Afghan negotiations and Iran-China agreement on its interests, and is trying to reduce the negative impacts of these events on New Delhi.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs

Indo-China Border Tensions & Prospect of Ambiguous Agreement

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Asian affairs said that China-India border tensions could have a negative impact on their close economic ties. He added: With regard to the absence of mandatory provisions in the bilateral agreement and deep root of differences in the region, the agreement cannot put a seal of end to the tensions between the two countries and probably the fire of this conflict will flare up again in this region in a short period of time.

Fears and Hopes in Inter-Afghan Talks

Strategic Council Online – Under the present circumstances, the Taliban do not seem to accept power-sharing based on the Ashraf Ghani Government’s offer of 50% of power and some regional and international players at this juncture do not agree with the outlook that Afghanistan should achieve peace and stability; because for the time being, they do not see their interests in peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert in Subcontinent Issues

Saudi Misunderstanding of Realities in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Regional and global conditions are changing; but Riyadh is reluctant to accept the changes and still intends to traditionally hold control over Pakistan. In the meantime, the situation has changed in Pakistan and the country is gradually leaving the Western clique and entering into the Chinese circle.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert in Geopolitical Issues

Developments in Pakistan’s Relations with Saudi Arabia

Strategic Council Online – The recent failed visit of Pakistani army generals to Riyadh, followed by the visit of Imran Khan, seems to be more the result of the frown of the Riyadh rulers than a sign of Pakistani initiative.
Mashallah Shakeri – Former Iranian ambassador to Pakistan and expert on international affairs

China’s Trump Cards in Competition with US

Strategic Council Online – The Americans hope that with the cooperation of India they will be able to implement the India-Pacific project and stop China; but China has opposed the India-Pacific project, meaning it wants to focus from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Asia Affairs Expert

US Deeply Concerned about Stronger Iran-China Relations

Strategic Council Online – Many countries are redefining their previous relations with the Western bloc and paying much more attention to countries in the East, such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and even Russia because they know that in the 21st century, the world economic development revolves around Asian major powers.

US, Iran Differ on Peace Agreement in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Since the views of the United States and Iran on the Afghan peace process are completely different, it is inconceivable for Iran to stand by the US in the Afghan peace process and help them.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Issues

China’s Cautious Move to Boost Relations with Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The Chinese are very serious about improving relations with Afghanistan and have clear policies, but as long as the Americans are in Afghanistan, it looks like Beijing will move with caution.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Affairs

EU Concerns over Cooperation with China

Strategic Council Online – At a time that international developments indicate increasing tensions against China’s ostensible power and apparently fanning the fuel of Beijing’s territorial disputes with its neighbours is on the agenda of crisis creation, the EU is considering forging closer relations with China’s neighbours.
Abolghasem Delfi – Former Diplomat

Root Causes of China-India Border Tension

Strategic Council Online: Apart from what is happening in China-India-Pakistan relations, changing the equation of global power, i.e. India’s proximity to the United States and that of Pakistan to China, will not be ineffective in exacerbating the China-India border crisis.
Pir Mohammad Molazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Affairs

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

US-China Escalated Tension; Opportunity to Develop Infrastructural Relations with Beijing

Strategic Council Online: A former Iranian ambassador to China said the United States was re-evaluating its relations with Beijing. “After the coronavirus, China is no longer the country it used to be, and the United States will use China’s weakness in information dissemination regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus as an excuse to put pressure on this country and it will not give up.”

Abdullah-Ghani Agreement and Challenges Ahead

Strategic Council Online: Given the existing ambiguities on Taliban’s share of power and their political future in Afghanistan, a university professor said, considering the current challenges in Afghanistan, it seems that we will see the formation of a weak and shaky government where the disputes will continue.

Importance of Food Security in Post-Corona Age

Strategic Council Online: Emphasizing the role of governments and international organizations in ensuring food security in the context of the corona epidemic, an international economics analyst said: “Success in overcoming these challenges will certainly require coherent and strong government programs to create a safe food system.” And international organizations need to set up food exchange arrangements around the world to prevent famine.

Reasons for Rise in World Military Expenditures and Future Prospects

Strategic Council Online: It seems that India and China will continue arms purchases in the coming years, but countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia or some European states whose economies have been hurt by the corona outbreak are forced to adapt to the new conditions and turn a blind eye to the US pressures to buy weapons in the last few months to the US presidential election.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Geopolitical Affairs Expert

Unilateral US Sanctions serving Coronavirus

Strategic Council Online: The latest example of the international community’s opposition to US unilateral sanctions can be seen in the unanimous view of BRICS foreign ministers who have called for the lifting of such sanctions.
Dr. Ali Karbalai Hosseini – International Law Researcher

Hindu Radical Groups Aggravate Violence against Muslims

Strategic Council Online: An Indian Subcontinent affairs expert said that radical Hindu groups have infiltrated security and police organizations, adding that violence and killings are seriously undermining India’s credibility in the world and raising serious questions about the situation of democracy in India.

Trump’s Trip to India; Pitched for Elections with Little Achievement

Strategic Council Online: In new US documents, India has been mentioned to be part of the Pacific in order to lessen China’s role in the region; so Washington seeks to highlight New Delhi’s role in order to pit India against China on the one hand and contain Pakistan on the other.
Amir Ali Abolfatah – Experts on American Affairs