Tag: NATO

US Strategy; Non-Return of Russia-Europe Relations to before Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia affairs said that the tension and hostility between Russia and Europe has reached a level that its return to the time before the war in Ukraine is practically impossible, adding: The EU adherence to the US strategic reservations against Russia, despite high economic losses of Europe and Russia, will still continue.

Dimensions of Escalated Turkey – NATO Differences

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while stating that Finland and Sweden, in order to join NATO should not bother themselves to send delegations to Ankara with an aim of convincing Turkey, expressed his explicit opposition to the two Scandinavian countries joining NATO. Meanwhile, Sweden and Finland, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have recently stated that they are determined to end their centuries-old non-military commitment and join NATO.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations

US Objectives behind Prolonging Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: There are several indications that the United States is seeking to “prolong the war” in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on regional affairs

Perspective of Energy Security in Europe

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Having referred to current trends of developments between Russia and Europe and also international political economy, one of the global important challenges of the present century is the challenge on energy security and resources, particularly oil and gas.
Pouria Nabipour, Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations

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

Strategic Agreement of China-Solomon Islands, US Concern

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on the US affairs, commenting on China’s security agreement with the Solomon Islands, said: Security agreement between the presidents of the Solomon Islands and China, which was signed on April 19 was a strategic agreement between Beijing as a major world power and a small island nation that would undoubtedly have global consequences.

Turkey’s Approach on Ukraine War, Relations with Russia

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs said that Turkey-Russia relations had become relatively strategic in recent years, despite criticism from NATO member states, adding: Despite the expansion of Turkey-Russia relations, in the context of the Ukraine war and application of all-out pressure on Moscow, Ankara does not play entirely on NATO field and does not act carelessly in relation to Russia.

Britain’s active role in trapping Russia in the Ukrainian quagmire

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of European affairs says the Ukraine crisis has changed many political and security equations, and Russia’s relations with the West and Britain can no longer be interpreted in the same way as in the past, adding that as Russia’s power in the world and in Europe diminishes, the role and position of Britain and NATO will increase, and London’s influence on European developments will be enhanced.

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

Roots of Shift in Turkish Government’s Regional Approach

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The outbreak of the so-called Arab Spring was an opportunity for Turkey to present itself prominently in the Middle East for the first time since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
Fatemeh Nekoolal Azad – Expert on international affairs

The Reasons why Germany’s Military Budget Increased

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Following recent events in Ukraine, Germany increased it defense budget. The new coalition government of Germany increased the military budget of the country that used to be about 1.5% of GDP and will be increased to a new rate near to 2% of GDP or even more than that.
Aabed Akbari, Expert 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

Zionist regime practicing deception on Qatar

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of West Asia affairs says the news of a recent visit between the Chief of Staff of the Army of the Zionist regime with his Qatari counterpart is purposeful and could be assessed in line with the interests of the Zionists and creating impediment on the development of relations between Iran and Qatar.

Consequences of Ukraine War on NATO Approach towards East Europe

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that after Ukraine war, NATO has reached to its highest level of integration within the past two decades, a member of Scientific Board of Strategic Studies Research Center said:” paying more attention to the East Europe, increasing the allocated budget and stationing more military forces as well as helping sort out their challenges, the gap that existed among the European members of NATO has severely narrowed and their integration will further increase in future”.

Components of the threat to national security from the perspective of the United States

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Middle East issues, referring to the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Washington’s approaches to threat, said after the Second World War and distribution of war spoils among the conquerors, despite some common concerns between the two poles of East and West, the national security threat component changed based on variables from the Second World War.

Prospect of Russia’s Conditions Fulfillment for Ending the War in Ukraine in Ukraine

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on strategic affairs, stating that Russia’s record in the war and the extensive sanctions against that country has brought the correctness of Moscow’s decision for starting the war under question, said: such conditions do not provide a clear prospect for the fulfillment of Putin’s conditions for ending the war, and as time goes on and the war erodes, it can be expected that Russia will reconsider its terms or basically abandon continuation of the war.

Turkey “Uncertain Partner” for Russia, the West in Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university professor, stating that Turkey’s policy in the face of Ukraine crisis was a positive balancing, said: Turkey is an “uncertain partner” for the West and the East, and this characteristic has become especially prominent under the current situation, and it cannot be considered a stable partner for either side.

US Role in Exacerbating Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The United States has taken advantage of NATO expansion eastward as a low-cost tool to destabilize calmness of the Russians. In this regard, NATO’s tense actions on Russia’s western borders should be considered one of the main factors in exacerbating the crisis in Ukraine.
Hamid Khoshayand – Expert on international affairs

Objectives, Consequences of Signing Moscow-Baku Declaration on Allied Interaction

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international law stressed: Baku is concerned about the possibility of Russia recognizing the independence of the Karabakh region in coming years, and according to the Declaration on Allied Interaction, it gives guarantees to Russia so that Moscow will not implement the formula of supporting separatism in Karabakh and even in the Lezgian regions of northern Azerbaijan.