Tag: Joe Biden

The end of US superiority after failure in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The outcomes and sideline events of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan remain at the center of attention by political and media circles of the region and the world. Even though the Biden administration is trying to justify the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on the basis of economic interests, it is clear that withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest “defeat” of the White House in the world after the second world war and has weakened the US ability to benefit from power and politics.
Hamid Khoshayand-Analyst of international issues

Failure of US Global Security Strategy

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor of the University of Tehran commenting about challenges of the US political-military strategy in the world said: After the Vietnam War, the US put a strategy on the agenda based on which it decided to arm its allies to ensure its security; but Washington’s decision to withdraw its troops from Iraq and Afghanistan seems to be a sign of the failure of that strategy.

Strategic Importance of Ma’rib Liberation

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa and Middle East affairs, referring to the escalation of the conflict in Ma’rib, said that liberation of that important and strategic province of Yemen is nearing a sensitive stage.

Perspective of New Start Treaty

Strategic Council Online- Interview
“Had the Start Treaty which was about to expire in 2021, not been extended, could practically entangle the US, Russia and the whole world with a serious crisis in the field of disarmament of nuclear arms”, an expert of Russia said about an agreement of extension of Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms between Russian Federation and the United States of America called as “New Start Treaty”.

Reasons of expediting the exit of America from Afghanistan

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.

Biden’s Different Tactics towards Syria

Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asia affairs, regarding the Biden administration’s view on the Syrian issue said: With the transfer of power from Republicans to Democrats, many analysts in the West Asian region have expressed optimism that the Syrian issue will be resolved through multilateral talks with actors involved in the crisis. In explaining the reasons for that, they have pointed to factors such as lack of priority of Syria for the United States, Biden’s announced policies focusing on East Asia and strategic competition with China and Russia, and the financial and military cost of the West Asian crisis for the United States.

The Cyber weakness and the US concern over Russia and China

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international issues says on the US concern about the Cyberwar with Russia that “in recent years, the issue of technological and cyber competition with Russia and even China is one of the most important issues in the domestic circles of the United States.”

Transformation of US Presence in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – The US administration has announced that it will pull out its military bases in Afghanistan within a specified timeframe and will withdraw its troops from the country by September. In his new statement, US President Joe Biden announced that his country’s military mission in Afghanistan would end on August 31st, contrary to the suggestions and opinion of many of his senior military officials.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs 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

Field developments in Yemen & Dubious Perspective of Peace Talks

Strategic Council Online- According to the Director Yemen desk, at Mersaad think-tank, with the departure of Omani delegation to Sanaa, there was a promising perspective that war would stop, everybody was waiting for a serious incident in this respect. But with statements of political authorities of Haadi government, and also Sanaa government, it was clear that the talks would lead to nowhere.

Agreements, Consequences of Erdogan’s Meeting with Joe Biden

Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that under the current situation, no NATO member state, such as Turkey, has a fundamental challenge with the United States as the most important member of the organization. In Brussels, Biden called the defense of Europe, Canada and Turkey a “sacred duty” of the United States under Article 5 of the NATO Charter. Despite all the differences, it seems that Washington, as a NATO member, does not want to lose Ankara under any circumstances.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

The Strategic Dimensions of the meeting between Putin and Biden and the prospects of relations

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A member of the academic staff of the University of Tehran says Biden and Putin seems to have spoken about setting aside differences and return to a series of military agreements as the United States is fragile against China economically and does not want to remain fragile in military issues as well and definitely in the near future, we cannot expect relations on the basis of alliance or signing cooperation agreements between these two countries.

Components of China-US Strategic Competition

Strategic Council Online – US President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip exceeded expectations of “competing with China”. A trip to Europe and a summit of the Group of Seven and NATO, as well as a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, were the three agendas of the President of the United States, within the text and margins of which, strategic competition with China has been raised.
Assadollah Kaveh – Analyst of China affairs

Differences, Similarities of Trump-Biden Approach towards Zionist Regime

Strategic Council Online – An expert on US affairs, commenting on the role of the United States in supporting the Zionist regime and the differences between the policies of the White House in the Republican administration and the Democrats said: Despite the differences in the policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden towards Tel Aviv, the Democratic administration remains committed to supporting Israel in the field of security; that is why Biden’s administration, despite differences with the Zionist regime in other areas, continues to define Israel’s security as a central principle in the area of military and financial support for itself.

Perspective of Relations between Turkey and the US during Biden

Strategic Council Online- An expert and analyst on Turkey said in a dialogue about relations between Ankara and Washington during President Biden: “the relations between Turkey and the US were impressed by different issues within the last decade. The issues cast shadow on the relations, the result of which can be seen even now.”

Ensuring Rights of All Yemenis, Prerequisites to Stop War

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A faculty member of the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, stating that before Saudi Arabia and the government of Mansour Hadi did not consider any rights for the Houthis, said: Now Saudi Arabia’s position has completely changed and it seems that Saudi Arabia has to pay the price to stop the war, which is to pay attention to the rights of the Yemenis.

Perspectives of the US sanction war against Russia

Strategic Council Online- Dialogue: Seyed Reza Mir-Taher, an expert of international developments explained the different aspects of the US economic and political war against Russia, especially in the sanction field. He said:” Since 2014, Russia has adopted an eye towards East policy and tries to divert its economic and trade relations from EU towards the block of non-Western countries and thus minimize the destructive impacts of the US and EU sanctions.