Tag: Putin

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

An Analysis of 2021 Document of Russia’s National Security Strategy Document

Strategic Council Online – A professor at the University of Tehran saying that the 2021 National Security Strategy document of Russia is seriously different from previous documents, listed the most important dimensions and clauses of that document, and said: What is important for Russia is the evolution of the international system that while it multiplies, it moves away from the west axis of the past, but at the same time, it creates a strong potential for insecurity, increases instability, intensifies radicalism, and complicates the threat environment for the world and for Russia.

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.”

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

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.

Dimensions of New Tensions in Russia-US Relations, Its Perspective

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Russia affairs said that the United States and Russia are now in the worst possible relationship in recent years, adding: However, the approach of the two countries is interactive and their efforts are focused on the management of relations, and this level of tension would not go beyond a certain level and will subside in the near future.

Russia-EU relations during the Biden presidency and the role of China

Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of Europe issues, referring to the recent remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who castigated EU for destroying all infrastructure of relations with Russia, said Lavrov views on the severance of cooperation between Moscow and the European Union were made after an intensification of criticisms and tensions between the EU and Russia.

Russia-Europe Relations: Partner or Competitor?

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Europe affairs believes that a series of developments occurred in the Russian-European relations over the past three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union show that European and American governments see Russia not as a partner but as a rival.

Strategic partnership of Moscow and Beijing, the outcome of the joint hostility of the US

Strategic Council Online: Editorial—In spite of Washington’s view that considers China and Russia as permanent threats that should be contained and insolated through the instrument of sanctions, Moscow and Beijing, on the other hand, have been pursuing a pragmatic approach based on realism to maximize their cooperation and relations with the West with the aim of neutralizing Washington’s isolation efforts.
Dr. Ahmad Vakhshiteh—Associate Professor, Eurasia National University

Reasons and Consequences of the US opposition to extending START II

Strategic Council Online -Opinion: Killing START II would mean that Russia and the United States consider no limit whatsoever on developing nuclear weapons and there exists the possibility that the American side especially would make efforts to achieve new progress and development in the area of nuclear weapons or increase the number of American nuclear missiles and weapons.
Shoayb Bahman—Expert of Russia relations

Impact of Russia’s Constitutional Reforms on Moscow’s Foreign Policy

Strategic Council Online – The outcome of the amendments to Articles 67 and 79 of the Russian Constitution reflects President Vladimir Putin’s pragmatic and, of course, multifaceted Russian foreign policy approach. Russia is moving in line with improving ties with the West by sticking to its red lines in order to strengthening its upstream status in the regional crises and global order.
Ahmad Vakhshiteh – Associate Professor, Eurasian National University

Europe’s Skepticism on Future of Relations with United States

Strategic Council Online – A professor of geopolitics, referring to some of the European leaders’ positions and moves toward secession from the United States, said: “However, it should not be assumed that Europeans have seceded from the United States and do not consider Washington as their ally.” But in the current situation in Europe, Europe is waiting for the results of the elections in the United States in the next four months and if Mr. Biden comes to power, the United States and Europe will be closer again.”

Libya; Scene of Turkey-Egypt Proxy War

Strategic Council Online – For the Westerners, any defeat and retreat of General Haftar’s forces mean the defeat of Egypt and the Arab reactionary states, which have sought to secure Western interests in Libya on a proxy basis, and now with the big defeat of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, have left the battlefield to the rival forces supported by Turkey.
Jafar Qanadbashi – African Affairs Expert

US Aim of Drawing China into Arms Talks

Strategic Council Online: Unlike Russia that is interested in arms negotiations with the Americans, the Chinese are not eager to enter into such a process in the current situation and accept restrictions against their missile programs.
Shoaib Bahman – Russian Affairs Expert

Putin’s Continued Presidency with Constitutional Reform?

Strategic Council Online: Given that the Russian Constitutional Court has upheld the parliament’s constitutional amendment, it can be expected that if nothing special happens, Vladimir Putin will be able to run for the president again in 2024 and if he remains in power he can be extends his tenure for two 3-year terms, up to 2036.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian Affairs

Perspective of Saudi-Syrian Relations

Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst says Saudi Arabia seeks an opportunity to return to the Syrian scene, adding however that the role played by certain Arab states against Syria cannot be erased from the memory of Syrian nation and government.

Dimensions of Russian Security Plan in Persian Gulf

Strategic Council Online: Russia seeks to thwart US efforts to build coalitions in the region. Moscow sees the US plan as very dangerous that could both increase military presence in the region and enhance the likelihood of conflicts. So the Kremlin is trying to prevent the US-led coalition from escalating tensions in the region.
Mahmoud Shouri – Russia Affairs Expert

Russia’s Strategic Vision about Africa

Strategic Council Online: Holding the first Russia-Africa summit conference dubbed “Summit and Economic Forum Russia-Africa” can provide a forum for positive developments in Russian-African relations, although in this way the US and China both are competitors and, of course, serious obstacles in the way of Russian influence in Africa.
Ahmad Vakhshiteh – Russian Affairs Analyst