Strategic Council Online: A Middle East affairs analyst, stating that what is going on in Iraq and Lebanon does not reflect all the realities of the Iraqi or Lebanese societies, said: The arrogant powers are trying in sophisticated ways to deprive Iraq from playing the linking role in the region’s Resistance chain.
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Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Bolivia, stressing that unrest in Bolivia looks likely to continue for the next two months, said: The opposition, after applying all sorts of tricks for years, has finally reached its present state and has implemented its long-term plan and is now reaping the benefits, so it’s not ready to give up at all!
Strategic Council Online: A regional affairs analyst has no doubt that the recent unrest in Lebanon had both internal causes and many evidences showing external intervention. He added that with the prudence exercised by the Hezbollah leadership, the negotiations that took place and the measures taken by the Lebanese government to introduce reforms the result was a new victory for the Islamic Resistance and the Hezbollah.
Strategic Council Online: The Trump administration is trying to resurrect the US Space Command and keep up in space the competition it has with Russia and China on the ground.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online: A senior analyst on regional issues said that delaying the political process in Syria would be tantamount to extension and even escalation of the crisis in the country. “We hope the identity of the Syrian constitution will take shape based on the prevailing ideas and principles in the society, history, and culture of the people of this country, and this section would not be influenced by foreign and trans-regional forces.
The international system during the past few decades has witnessed the steady rise of China as a new great power and game-changer. For over a century the United States has possessed the world’s largest economy, but at present trajectories, China may replace it during the first half of the century and emerge as the leading economy of the world. China’s economic growth has also fueled a rapid modernization of its armed forces enabling Beijing to assert its presence more bluntly in areas of dispute especially in the Taiwan Strait and the south china sea. China’s territory size, population, Geography, vibrant economy, relative stability and growing military capabilities have all helped it to confidently elevate its international standing with improved geopolitical status enabling Beijing to establish itself as a decisive player in global affairs.
Hossein Ebrahim Khani – Former ambassador, and research fellow at the IPIS, Tehran
The chronic internal conflict in Afghanistan and the bleak likelihood of a workable peace agreement acceptable to all local players as well as the outside stakeholders remain to be a source of instability in the region and a potential breeding ground for international terrorism posing direct threats at regional and global security.
Hossein Ebrahim Khani
Strategic Council Online: Generally, the majority of the Republican Party believes that the United States should not enter into a military confrontation with Iran, and they have repeatedly warned Trump about this issue
Amir Ali Abolfatah – American Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: Given its domestic needs and possible problems ahead, Beijing, in the short term, while managing relations with the US, seeks to avoid further tensions in these relations, preferring to serve its economic interests even in the event of a change of government in Caracas. Therefore, China will continue to focus on political action and the formation of international groups supporting the Maduro government and will refrain from sending troops to America’s backyard.
Assadollah Kaveh – East Asian Affairs Expert
Strategic Council Online: If a coalition of countries under US sanctions and in trade war is forged with the primary aim of maintaining free and fair trade; then the coalition can be formed with the help of countries involved in a trade war who are eager to maintain bargaining power against the United States and even extend its scope to more countries.
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher on Political Economy of Development
Strategic Council Online: A senior analyst at the International Crisis Group believes that the danger of religious fundamentalism has risen in comparison to the past, and hostility to Shiite Muslims has also become more central to fundamentalists acting under the name of “Jihad”.
Strategic Council Online: One of the contingencies and scenarios discussed for the future dialogue between the Kurds and the Syrian government, is for a part of the American troops to stay in the northern regions of Syria, in which case the Kurdish tribes will face a new dilemma: To continue cooperation with the United States or forge new cooperation with the Syrian government. The existence of this dilemma can further create disparities within the Kurdish groups and prevent them from pursuing the right path.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East expert
Strategic Council Online: A resolution that would have condemned the Palestinian group Hamas and its attacks on Israel failed to pass the United Nations on Thursday, despite an aggressive campaign by the United States and Israel to cast it as a vote on peace and terrorism.
Hassan Hanizadeh – Middle East Expert
Strategic Council Online: Six months ago there was a lot of commotion in the psychological atmosphere of the society, and the prospects of Iran’s economy were very vague; of course it was not only Iranians who were waiting for the US President Donald Trump to announce his decision about the Iran Nuclear Deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher, political economy of development