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.”
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of international issues says the United States irresponsible withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan has disrupted the relative stability in that country as the US is trying in addition to creating instability in the region, manage the Afghan crisis to create a threat for its rivals in the region.
Strategic Council Online – The latest G7 summit showed that the conflict among the big world powers is intensifying and the world is moving towards a greater confrontation of the big powers.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher of the political economy of development
Strategic Council Online – The US administration has announced that it will pull out its military bases in Afghanistan within a specified timeframe and will withdraw its troops from the country by September. In his new statement, US President Joe Biden announced that his country’s military mission in Afghanistan would end on August 31st, contrary to the suggestions and opinion of many of his senior military officials.
Hamid Khoshayand – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Russian affairs says the heavy shadow of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia still prevails Russian relations with Europe, adding that the most important message of the recent positions of the European Union leaders for Russia was that if Moscow adopts a new aggressive policy in this region, this relationship which is being reconstructed after several years of costs would be totally destroyed.
Strategic Council Online – Assistant to Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the meeting of intra-Afghan groups in Tehran had a special success, added: The Taliban, with its past experience, realizes that it cannot necessarily achieve international legitimacy by military force; rather, international legitimacy is achieved through political negotiations.
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that Afghanistan’s issues today are affected by the US negotiations with the Taliban and said that the scenarios considered by the regional countries for peace in Afghanistan should be comprehensive and they should accept that benefit of all is in peace and security with the participation of all ethnic groups.
Strategic Council Online – Former Chief of Afghanistan Headquarters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that if the Tajiks enter the field of resistance against the Taliban, they will most likely have the support of the Uzbeks, Hazaras, Turkmen, other ethnic groups and even some Pashtuns, adding: Ethnic groups in Afghanistan have so far waited to see where the situation of the Taliban and resistance of the military against them will lead. The Taliban have not taken a stand against other ethnic groups and are trying not to turn the issue into an ethnic conflict.
Strategic Council Online – The 2022 military budget plan recently submitted to Congress by US President Joe Biden continues to face reactions both at home and abroad.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Afghanistan affairs, explaining the US aims for maintaining presence in Afghanistan as well as negotiating with the Taliban, emphasized: Unfortunately, the current situation in Afghanistan has reached a point where it seems that the country will enter into a new cycle of internal conflict, and this situation is favorable for the United States.
Strategic Council Online- Limited manufacturing, high demand, and unfair distribution of Corona vaccination have caused intensification of global competition for Corona vaccine.
Reza Majid-Zadeh, Researcher, Development political economics
Strategic Council Online – Expansion and deepening of bilateral and multilateral relations in all dimensions with neighboring countries, in addition to India and China, is one of the important “dos” that will be given more serious attention in the new government.
Hamid Khoshayand – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Holding early parliamentary elections in Armenia on June 20 and victory of the “Civil Contract” Party led by “Nikol Pashinyan” with 53.92% of the votes can be studied in several ways.
Mehdi Khorsand – Expert on China and Eurasia affairs
Strategic Council Online – A senior researcher at the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the fragile situation in the Caucasus, said that taking advantage of the post-Karabakh ceasefire agreement requires cooperation, integration and negotiations among countries in the region and raising issues such as establishing a military base in that region is not a path to lead to convergence and cooperation in the Caucasus region.
Strategic Council Online—Editorial: The failure of the efforts of Juan Guaido, the self-declared president of Venezuela who had called the people of his country to rise against the elected government of Venezuela, was the fruit of the resistance of the people and Nicolas Maduro, the country’s legal president against the Western pressures especially the United States.
Mirqasem Momeni—Director of Abrar Novin Cheshmandaz International Studies Institute
Strategic Council Online – An expert on Afghanistan affairs regarding the recent developments in Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban said: In recent days, the Taliban have succeeded in gaining control over almost large parts of Afghanistan. This dominance is important when we look at the partition of Afghanistan before the Taliban took control; in that division, one part of about 8 to 10 percent was under the control of the Taliban, one part of 20 to 30 percent was under the control of the government and the rest were almost gray areas that were not under the effective control of any of those forces.
Having enjoyed the extensive reserves of gas and oil, Iraq has always been an interesting country for foreign investors and well-known and major companies in the energy field. But political-security incidents and unrests of the country within the past few decades have made it hard and even sometimes impossible for activities in the energy field. Unlike other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, not enough investment was made in Iraq especially in the energy sector.
Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that under the current situation, no NATO member state, such as Turkey, has a fundamental challenge with the United States as the most important member of the organization. In Brussels, Biden called the defense of Europe, Canada and Turkey a “sacred duty” of the United States under Article 5 of the NATO Charter. Despite all the differences, it seems that Washington, as a NATO member, does not want to lose Ankara under any circumstances.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – The nature of tensions, the persistence and lack of a clear vision for resolving them, have complicated Russian-European relations.
Mohammad Javad Ghahremani – PhD in international relations, University of Tehran
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.