Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert of international relations, referring to the conditions of the European Union for recognizing the Taliban, said they will seek to enter the civil war and divide the country with political tricks and the support of some of Afghanistan’s political and military groups.
Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has provided remarkable opportunities for political and economic cooperation among the Member States even though it was primarily formed with security and military objectives.
Barsam Mohammadi-International issues analyst
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s role-playing in Afghanistan after the fall of the Kabul government and rise of the Taliban to power said: The fall of Kabul and domination of the Taliban over the political scene of Afghanistan has paved the way for a new round of regional rivalries.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Turkey affairs said that Turkey is very cautious about Afghan refugees and tries not to be deceived by the plans and promises of European leaders, adding: If the influx of Afghan refugees to Turkey and then to the European Union takes place, this issue could become a point of serious contention between the two sides. In addition, if the EU does not live up to its humanitarian responsibility towards Afghan refugees and, in consultation with Afghanistan’s neighbors, does not prove its seriousness in cooperating and meeting the needs of those countries to receive Afghan refugees, it will soon be witness to heavy transfers and efforts of those asylum seekers for the settlement in European countries.
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 Council on Online-Interview: An analyst of Europe issues said most members of the European Union consider as a humiliation for European countries the collapse of the Afghan government and inability to protect Afghan citizens while emphasizing the formation of a rapid reaction force.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An Afghan media activist says the developments and today’s scene in Afghanistan is a clear example of the US big betrayal to its allies wherever necessary.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Former Director of the Logistics Headquarter of Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs having stated that countries and international bodies should fulfill their responsibilities by receiving Afghan asylum seekers and put their full weight behind Iran said:” Iran’s hospitality extended to the asylum seekers will, in fact, prevent them to head towards other regions and European countries.
Strategic Council Online – Note: The NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan, which began after 9/11 incident under the pretext of “war on terrorism”, two decades after the mission, the Taliban’s rapid advance has prompted various countries, including NATO members, to rush to withdraw their diplomatic delegations, staff and citizens from the territory of that country. Western troops stationed in Afghanistan have trained the Afghan army for years, but the training has not been enough, and the reason why the Afghan army has failed to defend the capital against the Taliban remains unclear. The head of the Council of Europe does not see the situation in Afghanistan as a successful narrative for the international community and is considering how the EU can use its influence in international relations to defend its interests.
Mahmoud Fazeli – analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the subcontinent affairs commenting on the winners and losers of Afghanistan’s developments and the rise of the Taliban to power, divided the case into three separate sections, first domestic winners and losers, second neighbors and countries that have defined interests in Afghanistan and third at international level.
In an interview with former spokesman of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan/Necessity to Verify Taliban’s Claim of Change in Approach
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former spokesman of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, stating that the Taliban today is different from the past, said: In fact, because they want to rule, they know they must adhere to a set of principles and values to which the world and the Afghan people are sensitive.
Strategic Council Online—Note: China and the United States are trying to reduce the probable damage in their economy through appropriate measures in order to prevent their tension exceeding the conventional limit.
Ali Khansari—International issues analyst
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An analyst of the Zionist Regime affairs having stated that the regime is going to internationalize her confrontation with Iran and said:” It seems that NATO considers the consequences of such dangerous measure, and thus is unwilling to involve in and does not want to engage herself directly in the plight.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An Afghanistan expert commented on gaining power of Taliban as the cause of performance and strategic mistakes made by NATO and the US. He said:” with granting political legitimacy to Taliban, the US made the internal status of Afghanistan more complicated and endangered the stability and security of the region.
Interview with the deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (2) A view to strategies of Iran and Europe to combat cyber attacks
Strategic Council Online—Interview: The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command referred to the main strategies of Iran to combat the cyber threats and attacks and said “Iran is emphasizing the establishment of a local and domestic cyber defense industry and production of cyber equipment using the capabilities of research and manufacturing sectors in order to support the use of cyber infrastructure and prevent cyber attacks by enemies.”
Interview with deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command (1) Increased Risk of Cyber Threats in Strategic Competition of States
Strategic Council Online – The deputy of Iran Cyber Defense Command, stating that technological progress, in addition to having different advantages, also creates new problems, said: The United States, the Zionist regime, and their regional allies are working to increase their operational access to our infrastructures by taking advantage of the advancement in cyberspace-related technologies.
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
Perspective of Political Developments in Libya; Strong Opposition Against the Presence of Foreign Forces
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on Africa said about the latest developments of Libya: After the second Berlin meeting which was held during late June 2021, it seems that the procedure of state-building in Libya, especially by the United Nations has gained new momentum.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Iraq affairs called the presence of NATO forces in Iraq contrary to the principle of sovereignty and a factor in increasing internal disputes in that country and said: Iraqi groups, the Iraqi parliament, and the government of Mr. Al-Kazemi should note that there is no difference between the NATO and the United States and, while considering strategic implications of that presence, they must confront NATO forces with a more prudent policy.
Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will overshadow Turkey’s foreign policy in the coming months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs