Tag: Jafar Ghanadbashi

Challenges Facing New Iraqi Prime Minister Designate

Strategic Council Online: Adnan Al-Zurfi’s dual citizenship and his desire to align with Washington will spark opposition from some coalitions and political groups in Iraq who may prevent his government from being cleared by the parliament. Therefore, it can be said that the fate of Al-Zurfi will not be better than that of Al-Allawi and the new nominee for the prime minister must already consider his possible failure to form a government.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Goals of US-Led Military Exercises in Africa

Strategic Council Online: The presence of US troops in Africa is in line with efforts by Washington and some other Western capitals to create the southern branch of the NATO military alliance.
Jafar Ghanadbashi- Middle East Affairs Expert

Turkey and Syria’s Strategic Operations in Idlib

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East analyst brought up the importance of Syrian army’s success in liberating Ma’arat al-Numan, Khan Tuman and areas of Idlib, saying the most difficult operation is Operation Idlib because it seems that there is a serious disagreement on military operations of Syria and Russia with Turkey in this region and the two sides have different strategies.

Berlin Conference: Scene of Rivalry and Profit Seeking of Different Actors in Libya

Strategic Council Online: Despite the presence of representatives of the four major international organizations, the Berlin Conference was a venue for the rivalry of various big players and profit-seeking of European powers over its resources rather than showing conciliation and convergence on a ceasefire and peace in Libya.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African Affairs Expert

Algerian Protests Outlook

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.

Lebanon: A Way Out of the Impasse!

Strategic Council Online: The realities in Lebanon cannot be changed and the current controversy will not be able to change the situation in the long run in the interest of foreign interventionist forces.

Behind the Scene of Libyan Proxy War

Strategic Council Online: The West, along with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are behind General Khalifa Haftar in the Libyan unrest while Turkey, Qatar and the United Nations stand against him and support the legal rule of Fayez al-Sarraj.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African Affairs expert

Analyzing Algerian Unrest

Strategic Council Online: The coincidence of the unrests in Algeria and Sudan with the spread of domestic conflicts in Libya, has led some analysts to speak of the common roots of these events. These analysts believe that the developments in Sudan, Algeria and Libya are caused by a new wave of changes started from Africa following the defeat of the Arab Spring in the north and northeast Africa.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African and West Asian Affairs Expert

Libya: Scene of Rivalry for Regional, Trans-regional Powers

Strategic Council Online: Libya has now been turned into a field for the rivalry of the regional and trans-regional powers. The plurality of power centres and domestic actors in the Libyan crisis, the multiplicity of interests in the neighbouring countries and in the international environment have created a complicated situation for the country.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – West Asian Affairs Expert

Scenarios Facing Syrian Kurds

Strategic Council Online: One of the contingencies and scenarios discussed for the future dialogue between the Kurds and the Syrian government, is for a part of the American troops to stay in the northern regions of Syria, in which case the Kurdish tribes will face a new dilemma: To continue cooperation with the United States or forge new cooperation with the Syrian government. The existence of this dilemma can further create disparities within the Kurdish groups and prevent them from pursuing the right path.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East expert

Yemen Peace Talks in Practice

Strategic Council Online: An expert on West Asia affairs says that the most important difference between the current Yemeni peace talks and the previous round of talks is that the Yemeni delegation has been able to sit at the negotiation table despite all the complications surrounding the crisis.