Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs, referring to the effects of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic resistance to US maximum pressure, cited the weakening of the position of Mohammed bin Salman and Benjamin Netanyahu and the improvement of Axis of Resistance in the region as examples of the effects of this resistance.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs referred to the recent visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Qatar and said: Hariri’s visit to Doha and earlier to Abu Dhabi was aimed at gaining economic and political support from those countries and strengthening his position for the post of prime minister.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on geopolitical affairs commenting on NATO cooperation with Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf, said: Countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia since their independence had been under British tutelage and were totally dependent on that country and after Britain withdrew from east of the Suez Canal, the United States replaced it. In fact, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf think that by setting up their bases Western countries would provide them with security, but this is not the case, as we see today that Saudi Arabia is the target of the Yemeni missiles.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says re-stationing of American military personnel in Iraq, giving legitimacy to their presence and weakening the status of Hashd al-Shabi in Iraq are the main objectives of NATO’s decision to increase the number of its military forces in Iraq by eight times, adding that if there is no serious determination by foreign players to make Iraq insecure, Iraqi forces can guarantee security in the fight against terrorism.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan affairs says it seems the Americans had reached an agreement with the Taliban to limit their military presence in Afghanistan, adding that the United States would prolong its military presence in Afghanistan not to lose it to its rivals like in Iraq.
Strategic Council Online – Although for a long time, governments were the most important and only players in international politics and power was the first and most important determinant of international equations, in recent decades and with the emergence of non-governmental players, we have been witness to their role-playing.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Iran’s presence and influence in the region, which is a constructive and stabilizing one that eliminates insecurity and panic, is one of the main red lines in compliance with safeguarding the strategic interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs said that the messages or impressions that recent Iranian military exercises sent abroad were different from many previous messages due to the multiplicity and variety of those exercises. Following the mentioned exercises, we witnessed the recent threatening statements of the military officials of the Zionist regime against our country’s nuclear facilities, which are aimed at creating psychological warfare and overshadowing the positive effects of those exercises on the Axis of Resistance in the region. Of course, they are well aware of the fact that their slightest insane move against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be suicidal and will hasten their destruction.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: It seems that the Biden’s administration would partly make efforts to compensate the misguided policies and blunders of the Trump’s administration in the Middle East, says the Director of Global Studies Program of the Center for Strategic Studies of presidency, adding that the Biden’s administration should try to choose policies which are acceptable for the majority of the countries of the region while do not aim to interfere in the domestic affairs of the regional countries.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that ISIS survivors are part of the leverage of foreign powers to advance their foreign policy towards Iraq, adding: This view is especially true about the United States, which is under the pressure of the resistance groups to withdraw troops following a decision by the Iraqi parliament.
Strategic Council Online – Professor of the Department of American Studies at the University of Tehran called the decisions of Trump administration in foreign policy as confusing and unpredictable, and said: The most important legacy of the four-year Trump administration, for both the Democrats and the Republicans, is to accept the bitter fact that the United States can no longer maintain its policy of global supremacy alongside domestic economic stability.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the subcontinent affairs, commenting on the possible policy of Joe Biden towards Afghanistan and peace with the Taliban said: The policy that Joe Biden would adopt towards Afghanistan should not be expected to be seriously different from that of the Trump administration.
Strategic Council Online – The American adventurism in Iraq is not over and in the latest destructive measure, the US Treasury Department has boycotted Faleh al-Fayyad, the commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi, on the pretext of human rights violations!
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Middle East affairs said: Ceremonies commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Sardar Soleimani in different countries showed that he was an anti-colonial hero who responded to the expectations of Muslim nations and even non-Muslim nations and filled in the gap that existed in the Islamic world, not only for today, but as a living phenomenon for the years to come.
Strategic Council Online – Note: Iran and Turkey are the two important countries in the West Asia region and inheritors of great empires and historical hegemony that have always been in “competition and cooperation” with each other. Although the two countries have different and sometimes competitive roles and effects in the region and disagree on various issues, those differences have never meant ignoring and overshadowing the many common interests in bilateral relations.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst
Identifying the reasons and outcome of showcase of movements by the United States in the Persian Gulf
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of American studies says Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime are the two main players behind the recent activities of the United States in the Persian Gulf.
Strategic Council Online – A professor of international relations said that the “Resistance Discourse has now become the dominant discourse in the West Asian region and is strengthening day by day; This should be considered the intellectual and attitudinal influence of General Haj Qassem Soleimani in West Asia.
Strategic Council Online – National governments and international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union impose economic sanctions with an aim of forcing, deterring, punishing or discrediting entities that jeopardize their interests or violate the so-called international norms. In fact, the philosophy of the existence of sanctions is a tool for the punishment and consequently forcing the target country to change its behavior. Sanctions are generally seen as a low-cost, low-risk route, and in fact as a course between diplomacy and war.
Peyman Hassani – Researcher at the Office of Economic Diplomacy Studies, Imam Sadegh (AS) University
Strategy Council Online – A Middle East expert said: “Some speculations suggest that with the rise of Joe Biden in the United States, we may see an acceleration of the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and some other countries in the region.”
Strategic Council Online – Joe Biden, despite repeatedly emphasizing his support for Israel, opposes some of Trump’s unilateral actions on the issue of peace, the annexation of more territories in the West Bank, and calls for the US to return to the two-state solution.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Issues