Tag: Indian Ocean

China’s Goals behind Modernization of Naval Forces

Strategic Council Online – Guest opinion: The Chinese military plans to become the world’s first naval power by 2050. This is in line with the strategy announced in 2015 that China intends to become a modern socialist country by 2049.
Maryam Varij Kazemi – Researcher on geopolitical issues

Strategic Message of Iran, Russia and China Joint Naval Exercise

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Commander of the Navy of the Army stated that the joint naval exercise of Iran, Russia and China, by displaying the latest equipment, shows the depth of relations between the three countries. He, added: The exercise reminded the countries of the region as well as the sworn enemies of the IRI revolution, that independent countries by standing beside each other, could present a new model in which their functions are based on ensuring the safety and security of navigation and also leading to world peace.

Analysis of Iran’s Strategic Authority in Peripheral Waters

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst on West Asia affairs says Iran will in no way detract from its national interests and security and stability in its peripheral waters. ”From the beginning of the victory of the revolution Iran’s principled and strategic policy in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman has been based on creating stability and maintaining sustainable security with the cooperation of the Persian Gulf countries and non-interference of foreign forces.

The Root Causes of the Disputes between Greece and Turkey, Prospects for Resolving

Strategic Council Online: Issues such as territorial waters, flight information areas, disputed maritime zones, arming islands, and violation of rights of Turk minority in Thrace (Muslim inhabitant regions of Greece) have been among cases to cause tension between Ankara and Athens within the recent decades. All evidences stipulate that there is no conceivable perspective to de-escalate tensions between the two countries in near future. Despite counselling and agreements already made, yet there is not adequate stability to preserve them. Thus, they can be subject to questions.
Mahmoud Fazeli, International Analyst

Dimensions of US-China Strategic Rivalry, Its Prospects

Strategic Council Online – Iran’s former ambassador to China, stating that the United States is in a long-term systemic rivalry with China and a new political geography is being formed, said: China has the power to deprive the United States in building a coalition and the dispute within the G7 summit in Britain shows that trade with China could be more important to Germany, France, Italy, and even Britain than relations with the United States itself.
Hossein Malaek – former Iranian ambassador to Beijing and analyst of international affairs

Foreign Policy Doctrine of Justice and Development Party towards Iran

Strategic Council Online – The two governments of Iran and Turkey have been the two balanced, stable and important governments in the region for centuries, and these two governments, within the historical context, have always been the main players in the region.
Dr. Mohsen Eslami – Faculty member of Tarbiat Modarres University

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

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