Tag: Mahmoud Fazeli

Turkey’s Strategic Objectives in Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: War in Ukraine showed once again that Turkey is a touch, meanwhile, an uneasy, but necessary partner for the West.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international affairs

New Round of Turkey – Greece Tension

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following Turkey’s decision to cut off any negotiations with Greece, the conservative Greek government is preparing for the next steps in the conflict with Ankara. The Greek side is trying to raise the issue of “challenge generation and agressivity” of Turkey at the next EU summit to be held in 23-24 of the current month.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Crisis of illegal Immigration in Mediterranean

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: EU member countries have faced a wave of asylum seekers in recent years following escalation of crisis in West Asian countries as well as intensification of economic and political problems. Asylum seekers crossed the European borders in the hope of finding security and employment, but faced closed borders and inhumane treatment.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Origins of New Round of Military Tensions between Turkey & Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Despite the agreement made between Prime Minister the Hellenic Republic and Turkish President in their last meeting in Istanbul to reduce tension in Aegean Sea, Turkish Air Force fighters have recently violated extensively the air space of Greece and flew over residential and non-residential islands of the country. For example, during a day Turkish fighters had 126 cases of violating Athens’ Flight Information Region (FIR) and 41 cases of flight over 12 residential and non-residential islands of Greece.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international issues

Hope & Doubts in Turkey – US Relations

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ankara considers the new trend in normalization of its relations with UAE, Saudi Arabia, the Zionist regime and its policy with regard to Ukraine crisis as a new step in its foreign policy.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of International Issues

Objectives of Multinational Iniochos 2022 Military Exercise in Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The annual multinational military exercise “Iniochos 2022 Greece” is currently underway (March 28 to April 7) throughout Greece with the focus on “Andravida” Air Base in the northwestern Peloponnese with the participation of all branches of the Greek armed forces.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

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

Repercussions of the U.S. Sanction Policies in Latin America

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Latin America witnessed an intensive period of presidential, parliamentary and local elections that created an upheaval turn in the policies of the regional countries. Within the past few months, the victory of justice-oriented parties in some of Latin American countries, especially the victory of leftist candidate in Chilean presidential election challenged Washington’s effort to preserve its interventionist position in the region.
Mahmoud Fazeli, Analyst of International Affairs

Perpetuation of Political and Military Tensions between Turkey and Greece

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Although in recent months and with the onset of the economic crisis, in a new round Turkey again speaks of “equal participation” with other countries, but the evidence shows that there is no clear prospect of reducing political and military tensions between Turkey and Greece.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Consequences of Tensions between Russia & NATO

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Tension between Russia and NATO has entered into new stage during the recent months. Verbal assaults of NATO and EU members against Russia continue in different ways. Russia opponents believe that Putin who misses the former Soviet Union is recreating Russian influenced region in the East. As they believe, he who considers the dismemberment of the Soviet Union as Geopolitical Tragedy knows that he intends to review the post-Soviet Union international order and acquires his clout over the former Soviet Union republics.
Mahmoud Fazeli, Analyst of International Issues

Consequences of Strategic Greek-US Military Cooperation for Turkey

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The joint visit of the Greek minister of defense and the US ambassador to Greece to the Greek port of Alexandroupolis, where Atlantic Resolve 2021 operation is underway to transfer US troops to Eastern Europe, shows that this port has been turned to one of the focal points of Greek-US bilateral cooperation in defense sector.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international area

Objectives of Reviving Turkey’s Relations with UAE

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent visit of the UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Ankara and the consequences of this visit in Turkish foreign policy shows that the Turkish president, despite his decisive vision in domestic politics, has become more realistic in foreign policy in recent years and the new round of relations with the UAE is important in economic, political, and regional terms and in strengthening Ankara’s position in the international arena.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

Nicaragua; External Pressures; Internal Hopes

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Nicaragua’s nationwide elections were held to elect a presidential couple and 92 members of the National Assembly (Unicameral Parliament) and 20 parliamentary members of the Central America (PARLACEN). President Daniel Ortega, the incumbent president, and his wife and deputy, Ms. Rosario Murillo, ran as candidates for the ruling Sandinista Liberation Front (FSLN) with candidates from six other parties. According to the High Electoral Council, the ruling Sandinista party led by Ortega won the election for the fourth time with 75% of the votes. The turnout in this round of the elections was 65%.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Turkey’s concern and opposition to Greece-France arms cooperation

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: Relations between Turkey and Greece as two NATO members have experienced intense tensions in recent years, with both sides accusing each other of inciting the other. Relations deteriorated sharply last year, with warships in the eastern Mediterranean clashing over maritime borders and energy rights. Athens and Ankara came close to a military confrontation last year in a dispute over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey called on Greece to adopt peaceful political solutions, not aggressive ones.
Mahmoud Fazeli—International issues analyst

Message, Outcome of Recent Erdogan-Putin Summit

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on September 29 in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. Of course, the short duration of the meeting compared to the long meetings in the past has attracted the attention of analysts who have assessed the event as being related to the escalation of differences between the two sides on some issues. Erdogan and Putin have met 26 times in person since the war in November 2015, when a Russian fighter plane was shot down by Turkey. The last meeting of the leaders of the two countries was held on March 5, 2020 in Moscow.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Turkey’s Relations with Arab States, Its Regional Effects

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Ten years since the effects of the Arab Spring on the countries of the region, it seems that this time a different spring weather condition has begun to prevail among countries of the Arab world and Turkey.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Russia and Afghanistan Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Note: Russia believes that the 20-year presence of the United States and NATO in Afghanistan ended in disgrace and considers it not only a defeat, but also a catastrophe. The old problems such as terrorism, drug trafficking and the low standard of living of the people not only remained unresolved but the problems even intensified. Foreign forces failed to establish a stable political system after their withdrawal. With the Taliban coming to power, the political system will change again.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Strategic Consequences of US Atomic Bombing of Japan

Strategic Council Online – Note: The alarm for the World War II was officially sounded with the German invasion of Poland, on September 1, 1939, and left a black record behind by leaving 50 million dead, millions disabled and 30 million migrated. One of the significant incidents of the war was the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) to force the Japanese government to surrender. The city of Nagasaki was also bombed on August 9, 1945. Shortly afterwards, the then Emperor of Japan announced in a speech that he had made unconditional peace with the Allies in order to protect the people of his country and thereby stop the greatest crime against humanity.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

Roots of the Crisis in Tunisia

Strategic Council Online – Since the fall of Ben Ali in Tunisia in 2011, the country has faced many surprises. The only country that was able to successfully overcome the Arab Spring and draft a constitution based on democracy was Tunisia. In Tunisia there is a semi-presidential system, a parliamentary government, and at the same time a president with very broad powers elected by the people; but the removal of the Tunisian prime minister by President Kais Saied, the dissolution of the parliament for a month, and the lifting of the immunity of deputies is the beginning of a new round of events in the country.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

The Root Causes of the Disputes between Greece and Turkey, Prospects for Resolving

Strategic Council Online: Issues such as territorial waters, flight information areas, disputed maritime zones, arming islands, and violation of rights of Turk minority in Thrace (Muslim inhabitant regions of Greece) have been among cases to cause tension between Ankara and Athens within the recent decades. All evidences stipulate that there is no conceivable perspective to de-escalate tensions between the two countries in near future. Despite counselling and agreements already made, yet there is not adequate stability to preserve them. Thus, they can be subject to questions.
Mahmoud Fazeli, International Analyst