Strategic Council Online – Interview: There are several behind-the-scene targets of the recent suicide operations in Afghanistan; but the main objective is definitely to pit Shiites and Sunnis in the country against one another.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, saying that if the Taliban do not fulfill their commitments, they should not expect other players to cooperate in different fields, stressed: At the Moscow meeting, efforts should be made to move the negotiations in a direction where the United States and the Taliban undertake commitments that are difficult to be ignored.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs said: Supporters of the US presence in Iraq think that with the withdrawal of America conditions similar to those created in Afghanistan will emerge and armed groups or similar ones will gain power in Iraq; but there are major differences between Iraq and Afghanistan.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An Afghan researcher and journalist, referring to the silence of the international community on the US crimes and attacks on civilian vehicle in Afghanistan, said: If human rights organizations and international forums break their silence, the US will be pressured for paying compensation to the survivors and for punishing the agents involved.
Designing September 11 Tragedy; Paving the Ground for demonstrating the US Military Muscle throughout the World
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs having referred to the 20th anniversary of September 11attacks said:” September 11 was an event that took place at the beginning of the third millennium and 10 years after the cold war ended; a suspicious event that many considered it as the result of clandestine and top secret measures taken by neo-cons during George W. Bush (2001-2009) in the U.S. The group was in the Department of Defense and managed to implement the most extreme rightist policies at the time in order to pave the ground for stabilizing of the leadership role of the U.S. throughout the world”.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, while explaining the responsibilities and challenges of the Taliban towards providing internal and border security in Afghanistan, says the new rise of Daesh is according to the goals and programs of the United States and would pursue a proxy war in the region.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Recent attacks by Daesh terrorists on the headquarters of the second brigade of Hashd Shabi forces in al-Taremiyeh north of Baghdad which martyred four Hashd Shabi commanders are suggestive of a new scenario for the return of Daesh to Iraq.
Hassan Hanizadeh-Expert of Middle East issues
The maneuver of Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and common concerns about the spread of insecurity to Central Asia
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor said any instability and insecurity in Afghanistan can easily spread to Central Asian states and create numerous security challenges for them, adding that there is the concern that empowerment of a radical force in Afghanistan and or any other foreign instigation or movement can result in recruitment of social dissidents in Tajikistan and move this country towards serious challenges.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says on the reasons behind the decision by Joe Biden to withdraw military forces from Afghanistan by September that “it seems the main reason behind this decision is the prolongation of the presence of the US in Afghanistan as the US is present there close to two decades and in the meantime, various administrations in America have failed to realize the slogans they cried in these years.
Strategic Council Online – Director of the Institute of International Relations, referring to the published news about the US effort to continue its presence in Iraq’s apparently, and based on its allegations, as an advisor, said: Given that such presence is at the request of the Iraqi government, the US forces will consider greater legitimacy for themselves and will be more open to gaining more concessions and imposing their favorable conditions.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international issues says the United States irresponsible withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan has disrupted the relative stability in that country as the US is trying in addition to creating instability in the region, manage the Afghan crisis to create a threat for its rivals in the region.
Strategic Council Online – A meeting of the foreign ministers of member countries of the anti-ISIS coalition was held in Rome under the joint chairmanship of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and his American counterpart Antony Blinken.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – The 2022 military budget plan recently submitted to Congress by US President Joe Biden continues to face reactions both at home and abroad.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Iraq issues says the Hashd al-Shabi march marked the celebration of the admission of this force as an independent force in future, adding that the United States has reached the conclusion that Hashd al-Shabi will be an inseparable force of Iraq military in future and that’s why their approach has changed from dissolving Hashd al-Shabi to changing its nature.
Having enjoyed the extensive reserves of gas and oil, Iraq has always been an interesting country for foreign investors and well-known and major companies in the energy field. But political-security incidents and unrests of the country within the past few decades have made it hard and even sometimes impossible for activities in the energy field. Unlike other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, not enough investment was made in Iraq especially in the energy sector.
Strategic Council Online – Ahmad Mousa al-Abadi, the official spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, announced on Wednesday, June 16 that power transmission network lines in Diyala Province were out of service; because they were targeted by the ISIS terrorist attacks.
Alireza Majidi – Expert on Iraqi affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Subcontinent affairs in connection with the recent explosion in front of a girls’ school in Kabul that killed and injured a large number of innocent Afghan people and children, said that no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says if tensions are de-escalated in Iraq and the central government is able to control the situation including in all military and economic centers, the Turkish government and other trans-regional governments could not be able to exert influence in that country.
Strategic Council Online – An American affairs expert said: From the Americans’ point of view, Russia is expanding its military base in Syria and making efforts to establish military bases in Libya and Sudan. It is also expanding its influence from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, he said, adding that China is also moving westward, i.e. the Middle East region, by relying on economic initiatives such as the Silk Road and One Belt One Road initiative.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs, commenting on the continued presence of US troops in Iraq despite strategic talks between the two countries on this issue and approval of the law on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in December 2019 said: There is no doubt that the stay of American forces in Iraq will intensify instability in that country.