Strategic Council Online – Interview: Having elaborated the causes of the recent political tensions in Pakistan, former diplomat of our country said:” the disputes have been emerged after three years of peaceful relations between the Army and Imran Khan; in the coming 90 days, we will witness important developments. A quite election may be held and Imran khan will probably be re-elected, or following some unrests, a military coup will take place in the country.
Tag: US exit from Afghanistan
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”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Afghanistan issues commented about the joint counselling of Turkey, Qatar and Taliban for management of Kabul Airport by Turkey and said:” Ankara and Doha proposed to new rulers of Afghanistan at the outset of Taliban’s taking office that Turkish as well as Qatari companies would assume the responsibility and status of flights at Kabul and other airports of the country; because Taliban has no expertise and no required manpower to manage the airports”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A researcher on the Sub-Continent issues believes that the U.S. attempts to follow up its objectives in Afghanistan by preventing Taliban’s compelling approach to Afghanistan neighboring countries, China and Russia.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Joe Biden recently met with prime ministers of Australia, Japan and India in the United States. It was in 2007 that the first meeting of the Quad Group (the US, Australia, Japan and India) was held in New York in order to confront China’s growing power in the two diplomacy and security areas in Indo-Pacific region.
Reza Majidzadeh – Director of Simorgh Development Working Group, Pasargad Millennium Plan Think Tank
Security – Political Challenges of Afghanistan & Necessity of Awareness of the Neighboring Countries
Strategic Council Online-Opinion: Having considered the trend of current developments in Afghanistan, it seems that the country is witnessing an intra-Taliban bloody settlement of account from Eastern and Southern regions.
Mohsen Rouhi Sefat, former diplomat and analyst of International affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A university faculty member saying that there is no clear vision in Afghanistan in terms of addressing problems of the people and with the continuation of the status quo, said the country will face a major crisis in the coming months, adding: In the current situation, we are facing a government that has no experience in governance, has no financial resources, is not recognized, and rules only militarily and security-wise.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is tantamount to the failure of policies that began with the country’s military occupation in late 2001.
Barsam Mohammadi – Analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Concerning the recent tensions between Russia and NATO which took place followed by the expel of eight diplomats of Russian Representation in Brussels, an expert on the European affairs said:” The U.S. and Eastern European countries have always been and are still seeking for a pretext to heat up the cold war with Russia. Therefore, expelling the Russian diplomats from European capitals and recently Brussels is interpreted within the escalated tension level kept with Russia and not to marginalize the issue of relations with Russia in the European Union.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs said: Supporters of the US presence in Iraq think that with the withdrawal of America conditions similar to those created in Afghanistan will emerge and armed groups or similar ones will gain power in Iraq; but there are major differences between Iraq and Afghanistan.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on West Asia affairs commenting on the reasons for the evacuation of three US military bases in Syria said: The United States is a traditional ally of the Syrian Kurds and through supporting Kurdish autonomy has made efforts and is still making in order to have a place to infiltrate Syria, especially in the oil rich areas; but nevertheless, the Syrian army’s domination on most areas has forced them to end their occupation of three military bases in Deir ez-Zor and al-Hasakah provinces.
Strategic Council Online – Note: After Vietnam, the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is the second US “fatal defeat” experience in a foreign war in the post-World War II era that has dealt a heavy blow on the US international standing.
Hamid Khoshayand – analyst of international affairs
Strategic Council Online – Note: The Afghan Taliban announced the names of key members of the new interim government last Tuesday. The structure of the interim government shows that the Taliban want to ensure its political domination and absolute control over the country, meaning that the Taliban at this stage prioritize solving political and security problems and internal consolidation in order to exercise supervision and sovereignty over the entire territory of Afghanistan.
Mohsen Sharif Khodaei – expert on international affairs
Strategic Council on Online-Interview: An analyst of Europe issues said most members of the European Union consider as a humiliation for European countries the collapse of the Afghan government and inability to protect Afghan citizens while emphasizing the formation of a rapid reaction force.
Designing September 11 Tragedy; Paving the Ground for demonstrating the US Military Muscle throughout the World
Strategic Council Online- Interview: An expert on the Middle East affairs having referred to the 20th anniversary of September 11attacks said:” September 11 was an event that took place at the beginning of the third millennium and 10 years after the cold war ended; a suspicious event that many considered it as the result of clandestine and top secret measures taken by neo-cons during George W. Bush (2001-2009) in the U.S. The group was in the Department of Defense and managed to implement the most extreme rightist policies at the time in order to pave the ground for stabilizing of the leadership role of the U.S. throughout the world”.
Strategic Council Online-Opinion: The outcomes and sideline events of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan remain at the center of attention by political and media circles of the region and the world. Even though the Biden administration is trying to justify the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on the basis of economic interests, it is clear that withdrawal from Afghanistan is the biggest “defeat” of the White House in the world after the second world war and has weakened the US ability to benefit from power and politics.
Hamid Khoshayand-Analyst of international issues
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Joe Biden Administration policy to withdraw his forces from Afghanistan has once again bolded the issue of strategic autonomy of the European Union from the U.S. and setting up of the European army.
Alireza Samoodi, Expert on European Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A professor of the University of Tehran commenting about challenges of the US political-military strategy in the world said: After the Vietnam War, the US put a strategy on the agenda based on which it decided to arm its allies to ensure its security; but Washington’s decision to withdraw its troops from Iraq and Afghanistan seems to be a sign of the failure of that strategy.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Turkey affairs commenting on Turkey’s new role in Afghanistan after the Taliban seizure of Kabul said: Ankara’s view of Kabul is a strategic one, and given the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan, in a long-term strategy, Turkey is striving for extensive military cooperation with that country, and in the meantime, Turkey’s good relations with Pakistan is strengthening this demand.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on US affairs commenting on whether Washington’s decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan is taking place at a time when the country has achieved its objectives or the decision indicates the ineffectiveness of the US strategy in Afghanistan, said: The US officials had set two targets at the time of the invasion of Afghanistan; the first was the fight against al-Qaeda terrorism and the second was the establishment of peace, stability and democracy in Afghanistan. But now that their forces are leaving Afghanistan, they claim that their mission has only been to eliminate al-Qaeda terrorism, and in this regard, they cite the killing of Osama bin Laden, the leader of that terrorist movement, as evidence to their claim.