Tag: Iran

Reasons for Imran Khan’s Ouster, Prospects for Political Developments in Pakistan

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Asia affairs said that formation and establishment of a new government in Pakistan will have significant consequences at the local and regional levels, adding: Shehbaz Sharif coalition is expected to include leftists as well as religious extremists. In case of presence of extremists in the coalition, we will be witness to more religious extremists gaining power and escalation of their extremist measures, including terrorist acts.

Need to Pursue Water Diplomacy, Deal with Fine Particles through Regional Pacts

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the Association for Environmental Risks and Sustainable Development of Iran, emphasizing the need to pay attention to and prioritize “water diplomacy”, said: Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, by attracting UN cooperation, should co-sponsor regional agreements for controlling climate change, process of environmental degradation and water resources and water right of all Middle Eastern countries, and even controlling dangerous deserts, which are the main source of creating dust.

US efforts to manage the global energy market by selling strategic reserves

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An international economics professor said that the US decision to bring its reserved oil to market was a temporary solution and could not continue in the long run, adding that it would be impossible to absolutely embargo Russia and in the long term, Europe would move to find alternatives in cooperation with the United States for Russia’s energy and even count on cooperation and investment in Iran’s energy industry.

Causes of Political Tensions in Pakistan & Perspective of Early Elections

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having elaborated the causes of the recent political tensions in Pakistan, former diplomat of our country said:” the disputes have been emerged after three years of peaceful relations between the Army and Imran Khan; in the coming 90 days, we will witness important developments. A quite election may be held and Imran khan will probably be re-elected, or following some unrests, a military coup will take place in the country.

Negev Treacherous Meeting & Protesting Reactions of Palestinian Nation

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Treacherous meeting of the foreign ministers from Egypt, Morocco, UAE, Bahrain, the U.S. and the Zionist regime in Sde Boker township in the desert area of Negev occupied territories and in a short distance from David Ben – Gurion’s final home, the founder and the first prime minister of the Zionist regime which was accompanied by an important message sent to Arab regimes by the Zionist regime, received protesting reaction from the Palestinian nation.
Hassan Haani Zadeh, Expert of the Middle East issues

Construction of Reinforced Concrete Wall along Iraq-Syria Border; a Necessity to Prevent the U.S. Misuse

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: As the construction of a reinforced concrete wall can be considered as a necessary and indispensable measure to prevent the trafficking of terrorists along the Iraq – Syria border, even at some checkpoints of the borderlines, on the other side, new initiatives and setting up mechanisms to preserve land links as well as coordination among Syrian and Iraqi forces and also resistance groups at two sides of the borders are of strategic and vital importance.
Hamid Khoshayanad, Expert of the region’s affairs

Zionist regime practicing deception on Qatar

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs says the news of a recent visit between the Chief of Staff of the Army of the Zionist regime with his Qatari counterpart is purposeful and could be assessed in line with the interests of the Zionists and creating impediment on the development of relations between Iran and Qatar.

Components of the threat to national security from the perspective of the United States

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Middle East issues, referring to the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Washington’s approaches to threat, said after the Second World War and distribution of war spoils among the conquerors, despite some common concerns between the two poles of East and West, the national security threat component changed based on variables from the Second World War.

Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Energy Market, Opportunity ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: After the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, two important events occurred in the energy market; first, the negative expectation shock in the field of oil supply, which led to an unprecedented rise in oil prices in recent years and second, the European and American approach to Russian energy (oil and gas) imports has intensified efforts to find alternative resources.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Institute

Energy Crisis in Europe & Scenarios Ahead

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that Europe has not any available alternative to substitute the Russian energy resources at present circumstance, an expert of international issues said:” it seems that in view of mutual economic dependence of Russia and Europe on each other, the unofficial oil and gas trade of Russia will boost in short term”.

Zionist Regime’s Internal Situation and Threatening Challenges

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Zionist regime’s affairs, saying that threats against the regime are more serious and fundamental than those outlined in the annual security report, added: In this document, the possibility of a nuclear deal in Vienna is one of those challenges that, given some of the changes that have taken place in Mossad, continuing to obstruct Iran’s nuclear program is the regime’s main strategy to counter it.

Consequences of Saudi Arabia Betrayal to the Palestinian Cause

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the Middle East issues commented on the positive assessment of Faisal Bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia about the security and political agreement between Arab regimes and the Zionist regime called Abraham Agreement and said:” the remarks received tough reaction of Palestinian combatant movements; because Palestine nation considers the Agreement as a betrayal to the Palestinian Cause”.

US Role in Exacerbating Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The United States has taken advantage of NATO expansion eastward as a low-cost tool to destabilize calmness of the Russians. In this regard, NATO’s tense actions on Russia’s western borders should be considered one of the main factors in exacerbating the crisis in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on international affairs

Turkey’s NATO Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkey has been a member of NATO for 70 years and, like the Cold War time, it is an active member of the organization. At a time when on the one hand there is talk about NATO 2030 and, on the other hand, we are witnessing comprehensive security tests; Turkey claims that it has played its part in defense and security fields, and that it will continue to make significant contributions to NATO’s transformation process and to its efforts to maintain security and stability, in particular to combat all forms of terrorism that pose a threat not only to Turkey but to the entire Euro-Atlantic geography.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Europe’s Strategic Need for Diversification of Gas Supply Resources, Onward Options

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In the contemporary world, many and serious changes are taking place in the players and effective variables, resources and control methods in the field of international politics; but for the Europeans, limited access to diverse energy resources, as well as problems with safe and cheap access to resources such as gas, especially after it became clear that the tool could be used as a political lever, has made energy resources and their transfer lines into a very important and vital factor in the field of international politics and international security. In this regard, recent developments in oil and gas exporting countries have increased the importance of the issue.
Mehdi Khorsand – Expert on Eurasia affairs

Resumption of Turkey’s Diplomatic Relations with Zionist Regime and Resentment of Palestinians

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: One of the “obvious paradoxes” that has been noticed in the foreign policy of the Turkish government for many years is its claim of supporting the Palestinian people’s aspirations while on the other hand attempting to expand relations with the Zionist regime. This issue has not only caused “infuriation and resentment of the Palestinian people” against the Turkish government, but has also raised questions in the public opinion of the region and the Islamic world against Ankara’s protectionist approaches to Palestine!
Hamid Khoshayand – Researcher on regional affairs

Strategy of Hybrid Warfare against Enemy

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in his remarks on February 8 in a meeting with the Air Force personnel of the Islamic Republic of Iran, referring to the hybrid warfare of the enemy in the political, economic, media and security fields, announced the key to launching a mutual hybrid warfare.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Expert on international affairs