Tag: Ukraine crisis

Turkey’s Strategic Objectives in Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: War in Ukraine showed once again that Turkey is a touch, meanwhile, an uneasy, but necessary partner for the West.
Mahmoud Faazeli, Analyst of international affairs

China’s Considerations, Concerns about Ukraine War

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The stance of “neither support nor opposition of China” towards Russia’s war against Ukraine is due to the fact that the country, on the one hand, has some strong incentives for supporting Russia and Moscow’s victory in confronting the West and, on the other hand, is concerned about the negative consequences of Russian sanctions and their repetition.
Dr. Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on international affairs

Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Energy Market, Opportunity ahead

Strategic Council Online – Opinion: After the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, two important events occurred in the energy market; first, the negative expectation shock in the field of oil supply, which led to an unprecedented rise in oil prices in recent years and second, the European and American approach to Russian energy (oil and gas) imports has intensified efforts to find alternative resources.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Institute

Strategic Effects & Aspects of Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online: The Meeting was held to review strategic outcomes and aspects of Ukraine crisis hosted by the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations (SCFR) during morning March 9, 2022 in which the President and the Secretary of the Council as well as a number of experts and university professors were attending.

Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Poland-Hungary Differences with EU

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, saying that with the EU ruling to punish Poland and Hungary financial challenges will severely affect the two countries, noted: It seems that given the geopolitical developments in Eastern Europe and parliamentary elections In Hungary this year, the European Union will show more flexibility in implementing this ruling.

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

Causes & Consequences of the West Inaction versus Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Russia Affairs stated that imposition of new economic sanctions, transfer of crisis into Russia, and increasing costs of Moscow in Ukraine are among the issues in the U.S. and NATO agenda. She said:” Kiev expectation of the European Union and NATO was unrealistic because it was merely based on their political and their verbal positions, and Ukraine was entrapped in the present crisis based on these unrealistic expectations”.

Macron’s Unsuccessful Visit to Russia & Failure of France’s Effort on Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated in the course of crises over Ukraine, Russia managed to act so powerfully to make the French President visit Moscow, a Tehran University professor said:” it seems that Russian President in his meeting did not find Europe capable and serious enough to play an effective role concerning de-escalation in connection with Ukraine. That’s why he employed the leverage to recognize the independence of the two republics of Ukraine”.

Turkey’s Approach on Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs, commenting on the recent efforts by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resolve the Ukraine crisis, said: As tensions between Russia and Ukraine increase, consultations were made in the form of mediation by some countries, including the Europeans, to reduce tensions between the two countries, and in the midst of such consultations, Turkey’s involvement in that issue was significant.

Impact of Interdependence of Europe, Russia on Its Approach towards Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, commenting on the recent visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Russia and his meeting with Vladimir Putin on the Ukraine crisis, said: Consultations of European governments, especially France and Germany, have intensified with the possibility of Russian military intervention in Ukraine.

Causes, Motives behind Erdogan’s Mediation in Ukraine Crisis

Strategic Council Online – Interview: A researcher of Turkey affairs, commenting on the recent moves of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to prevent outbreak of a war between Ukraine and Russia said: Erdogan traveled to Kiev on February 3 to prevent outbreak of a military confrontation between the two sides by assuming the role of a mediator.

Ukraine Crisis & New Security Order in Europe

Strategic Council Online –Guest Post: The U.S. and its Western allies have put their forces into alert status and are deploying more warships ad fighters to the Eastern Europe that indicates rising concerns about the occurrence of a probable clash in the East Europe.
Mohsen Sharif Khodaei, Analyst of European Affairs

Preserving Tension along Russia & Ukraine Border; the U.S. Preferred Strategy

Strategic council Online – Opinion: Tension between Ukraine and Russia can be interpreted and evaluated in line with mega scale analyses of international transition period. Russia under Putin, and in line with Neo-Euro Asianism Strategy which was theorized for the country by Aleksandr Dugin, tried to consider Post-Soviet Independent Countries as “Near Abroad” and to take action with a suspicious look towards the West, to make effort to confront and to reduce the influence of the West in security structures of the region.
Mehid Khoorsand, Expert on China and Euro-Asia

Prospect of Escalated Russia-West Tensions over Ukraine

Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, commenting on the escalation of tensions between Russia and NATO and the United States over Ukraine said: Ukraine crisis has reached a dangerous point and both sides, by raising their maximum demands, are trying to make the most of the existing space with an aim of making the other side to retreat from its positions.

Prospects for Russia-Europe Relations

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

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.

The perspective of Moscow-Europe relations

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The relations between Moscow and the European Union has reached its lowest since the Cold War after developments in 2014 which resulted in the accession of Crimea to the Russian soil, Russian intervention in the civil war of Syria, alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 US presidential elections which resulted in the victory of Donald Trump and ultimately allegations to poison Alexi Navalny the harsh Kremlin critic and his detention of imposition of sanctions.
Mahmood Fazeli-expert of international issues

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