Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on international governance of cyberspace, stating that militarization of cyberspace causes a change in understanding from cooperation-oriented cyber geopolitics to conflict-oriented cyber geopolitics, said: Especially after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the gaps in the discussion of international cyberspace governance have deepened.
Tag: Ukraine war
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The recent NATO meeting in Spain on 29-30 of June 2022, regardless of the fact that it was held during the Ukraine crisis and the approach of the alliance to that crisis, reveals the issue of joining new members and the future direction of the alliance is important for another reason which is the presence of heads of four the Asian countries, namely Australia, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, in that meeting, which are considered as being among NATO’s global partners. This shows the importance of examining NATO’s attitude towards the Asia-Pacific region.
Mohammad Javad Ghahermani – Expert on China issues
Strategic Council online – Opinion: In its recent meeting in Germany, G-7 has introduced a new infra-structural plan which is considered, in a way, as a competitor to China’s One Belt – One Road initiative. The objective of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) is to allocate $ 600 billion for global infrastructural projects in countries with low and medium-income within the next five years.
Alireza Samoudi, Expert on European Affairs
Objectives of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership between Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) & the European Union
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that signing of Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership is the reflection of European leaders’ concern about expansion of ties among countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council with China and particularly Russia at present junction, an expert of West Asia Affairs said:” Joint Communication on Strategic Partnership may prepare a more suitable ground for increased security presence of Europeans in the Persian Gulf region in future”.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: In recent months, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its various consequences in regional and international arenas has become the main subject of analysts of politics and international relations. A war that has affected the security and stability of Eurasia, the order of international relations, food security, energy security and the like in various dimensions, and since the passage of more than three months from its beginning, there is still no clear end in sight.
Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri – University professor
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The latest report from the Swedish think-tank Sipri, which is active in the field of weapons surveillance worldwide, shows a worrying trend in the growth of nuclear arsenals. This is despite the fact that this trend has been declining since the Cold War.
Dr. Ali Karbalaei Hosseini—Researcher of International Law
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.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: A University of Tehran professor says Paris is trying not to blame France for the confrontation with Russia, as a country claiming to lead Europe, adding that with the Ukraine crisis, Macron’s ideas to rule Europe were completely questioned, which is why France prefers to maintain minimal and symbolic policies and approaches to play its traditional mediating role.
Having stated that the U.S. would like to have clash in the peripheral and strategic depth of China, an expert of the international issues said:” in the meantime, the U.S. follows up the decline of China’s competition capability in all fields and the competition will, certainly, turn to a hostility”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs said that the Ukraine war was entirely in NATO’s favor and in favor of reviving the US hegemony at the expense of Europe, adding: Given that Europe has numerous immediate economic and security challenges and is faced with the dreadful prospect of a significant drop in Russian gas exports and high energy prices, the possibility of moving towards mechanisms for defense independence has been brought severely under questioned.
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
Strategic Council Online-Interview: “Even if European countries put the issue of sanctions on Russia’s oil on the agenda seriously, they do not seem to be able to put it into practice such sanctions,” said a professor of political economy.
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Yoval Noah Harari in the preface to the book “God-like man; A Brief History of the Future” believes that man today has overcome the historical dangers of war and famine, and that peace has become a stable condition and a new rule. Hence, wars or famines like the past are unlikely or their catastrophic consequences will be diminished.
Reza Majidzadeh-Researcher of the political economy of development
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A member of the faculty of the Institute for Strategic Studies said that membership of Sweden and Finland is a turning point in NATO power and the global balance among great powers, adding: Given this level of differences between Russia and NATO, the situation will not return to the time before the Ukraine war, Russia may want to change the situation and, for example, Putin will not participate in the 2024 elections and with the presence of someone else in power, Russia’s position will be adjusted and reformed.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of international issues stated that shelfing the policy to support Taiwanese independence is not the U.S. macro strategy. He said:” Beijing, for sure, does not believe in the White House commitment to the policy of United China, and repeated statements of such policy do not have any decisive effect to distance China from Russia and the future of their relations, because the two countries have defined strategic relations between them”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Europe affairs, referring to the efforts of Western countries to use the public opinion of Asian and African countries to comply with anti-Russian policies of the West, said: European governments in order to justify their actions against Russia morally and humanely, are trying to show that their efforts are aimed at reducing the consequences of grain shortages, especially with regard to African countries.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Syria affairs called the US decision to declare support for investment in northwestern and northeastern Syria as a political- security-economic challenge for Damascus, saying: Under conditions in which the US is re-establishing itself in Syria, this policy is certainly a major project the US has considered under the pretext of confronting ISIS, in order to bring the region to independence and autonomy.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: EU member countries have faced a wave of asylum seekers in recent years following escalation of crisis in West Asian countries as well as intensification of economic and political problems. Asylum seekers crossed the European borders in the hope of finding security and employment, but faced closed borders and inhumane treatment.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Europe affairs, saying that although the damage of the packages of the European sanctions for Russia is more fragile, to some extent it has been largely bilateral, added: Given the consequences of war and sanctions, some European countries remain concerned about Europe’s future security in the long-term, and US provocations and policies to erode the war have added to the concerns.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having stated that China’s security agreement with Solomon Islands and opening of the U.S. embassy in the Island, represent strategic developments in the Pacific region and the intensification of conflicts between the U.S. and China in the region, a university professor said:” despite the agreement signed with Solomon Islands was a serious measure to contain Taiwan but war in Ukraine and destruction of the country was an important lesson for countries of Asia – Pacific region that made them cautious.