Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on subcontinent affairs, commenting on the escalation of religious tensions in India and the protest of some extremist religions against the hijab of Muslim women in high schools and colleges, said: This issue goes back to the approach of the ruling party in India; the ruling BJP Party in India is made up of various factions, many of which are made up of radical Hindu religious groups. Groups who believe that India should not be a place for Muslims and other religions.
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Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Afghanistan issues commented about the joint counselling of Turkey, Qatar and Taliban for management of Kabul Airport by Turkey and said:” Ankara and Doha proposed to new rulers of Afghanistan at the outset of Taliban’s taking office that Turkish as well as Qatari companies would assume the responsibility and status of flights at Kabul and other airports of the country; because Taliban has no expertise and no required manpower to manage the airports”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on subcontinent affairs said it was highly unlikely that the Taliban, now in power, would fully accept creation of a hybrid government, rotation of power and holding of elections. He added: What the Taliban describe as a “great achievement” and “success” in the Oslo talks, is in fact in political, not economic spheres.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: There are several behind-the-scene targets of the recent suicide operations in Afghanistan; but the main objective is definitely to pit Shiites and Sunnis in the country against one another.
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.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, stating that the state-building in Afghanistan has many complexities, said: The Taliban are fighters and have been able to change equations through wars, but to run the country, they will need technocrats coming from different ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online- An expert of Afghanistan said that Afghanistan occupied by the US had no achievement on basic requirements of every country. He added that all evidences stipulate that Americans were not after finishing the extremist Jihadists, instead, they only managed them. They wanted to direct the group to secure their interests in a way.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: An analyst of Afghanistan issues says the Istanbul meeting is in fact complementary to the Moscow conference and it seems there is an agreement between the Americans and the Russians behind the curtains on the future of Afghanistan and the structure of power, adding that such efforts are far from success without soliciting the prior agreement of the neighbors and the incorporation of their viewpoints.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of sub-continental issues says the Moscow peace meeting on Afghanistan is going to be held on 18 March 2021 in Russia but is facing a lot of challenges.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan affairs says it seems the Americans had reached an agreement with the Taliban to limit their military presence in Afghanistan, adding that the United States would prolong its military presence in Afghanistan not to lose it to its rivals like in Iraq.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the subcontinent affairs said that with Biden coming to power, the strategy that the Americans have devised for Afghanistan will not change, but perhaps the current administration’s tactics towards Taliban and Afghanistan would be different from those of Donald Trump.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the subcontinent affairs, commenting on the possible policy of Joe Biden towards Afghanistan and peace with the Taliban said: The policy that Joe Biden would adopt towards Afghanistan should not be expected to be seriously different from that of the Trump administration.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the subcontinent issues says there is now an opportunity for Pakistan to return to the relations and cooperation it had in the past with Iran and Turkey within the framework of the regional cooperation organizations.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of the issues of the subcontinent says Pakistani officials are worried about acts against their national security by foreign countries as tensions rise between India and Pakistan in the eastern borders of India.
Strategic Council Online: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice-President of Afghanistan, has called on the next US administration to reconsider the process of negotiations with the Taliban group. Danesh also criticized escalation of violence and the Taliban’s lack of cooperation in the peace process, saying that most Taliban members who have been released from prisons in Afghanistan had returned to the battlefields contrary to their commitment. Now the question is whether with the victory of Joe Biden in the US elections the policies of that country towards Afghanistan will change?
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: If for any reason, the Taliban are successful, either through political means and negotiations or military action, to possess maximum power in Afghanistan, and the two other parties—the North Front and the Liberal Democrats—are consequently placed in the weakness position, India would be definitely a loser as the Taliban’s view is ideological and therefore considers groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen against India in Keshmir as its own allies. Therefore, if the Taliban are placed in the position of strength and power in Afghanistan, they would provide such groups with operational bases and India can no longer play a significant role in that country.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi—Expert of the subcontinent
Strategic Council Online– Opinion: The fact of the matter is that the United States has a long presence in Afghanistan and the reason for such occupancy is not Afghanistan or Afghans per se but it is related to China, Russia, Iran and other US rivals in the region. It should be noted that Afghanistan enjoys a strategic status in the US foreign policy to contain China; therefore, if we differentiate between these two points, then the issue of the presence of the US in Afghanistan becomes clarified to a great extent.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi-Expert of Asia affairs
Strategic Council Online – Under the present circumstances, the Taliban do not seem to accept power-sharing based on the Ashraf Ghani Government’s offer of 50% of power and some regional and international players at this juncture do not agree with the outlook that Afghanistan should achieve peace and stability; because for the time being, they do not see their interests in peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert in Subcontinent Issues
Strategic Council Online – The Americans hope that with the cooperation of India they will be able to implement the India-Pacific project and stop China; but China has opposed the India-Pacific project, meaning it wants to focus from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Asia Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online – Since the views of the United States and Iran on the Afghan peace process are completely different, it is inconceivable for Iran to stand by the US in the Afghan peace process and help them.
Pir Mohammad Mollazehi – Expert on Subcontinent Issues