Tag: US exit from Afghanistan

The maneuver of Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and common concerns about the spread of insecurity to Central Asia

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor said any instability and insecurity in Afghanistan can easily spread to Central Asian states and create numerous security challenges for them, adding that there is the concern that empowerment of a radical force in Afghanistan and or any other foreign instigation or movement can result in recruitment of social dissidents in Tajikistan and move this country towards serious challenges.

Reasons of expediting the exit of America from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says on the reasons behind the decision by Joe Biden to withdraw military forces from Afghanistan by September that “it seems the main reason behind this decision is the prolongation of the presence of the US in Afghanistan as the US is present there close to two decades and in the meantime, various administrations in America have failed to realize the slogans they cried in these years.

Mutual Sanction of the US & China; Conceivable Scenarios

Strategic Council Online: China has recently boycotted as many as 70 organs and citizens of the United States, among them Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of Donald Trump administration is seen. This is a reaction to the similar measure taken by the US to boycott seven Chinese authorities. The action-reaction measure is considered as the continuation of the trade war launched during the Trump administration. Now, the question is: What are the leverages and capabilities of the two countries? How this confrontation will proceed?
Reza Majidzade, Researcher, development political economics

US failure in reaching her goals in Afghanistan; the importance of Iran’s playing a role

Strategic Council Online- Interview: A university professor said the US defeated in the materialization of her goals in Afghanistan and failed to create the order and pattern they claimed to establish there. He said the modality of the US exit from Afghanistan was quite wrong. Her performance has suddenly placed the Afghan government in a major crisis which can even proceed to collapse level.

Turkey’s Foreign Policy and Upcoming Challenges

Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will overshadow Turkey’s foreign policy in the coming months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

Strategic goals and consequences of the misguided US policy in Afghanistan

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.

Transformation of US Presence in Afghanistan

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

Difference between Taliban today and yesterday?

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Afghanistan issues says no change has been taken place in the goals, motivations and ideology of Taliban compared to the past two decades and the Taliban, during various periods, has made efforts given the present circumstances in Afghanistan to realize a portion of its goals and programs with special tools.

Role, Responsibility of Regional States in Bringing Stability to Afghanistan

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.

Prolongation of Afghan Crisis with Taliban’s Military, Violent Approach

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.

Afghanistan Ethnic, Social Groups View of Taliban’s Resurgence

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Afghan affairs said that the Taliban are facing very different Afghans in the current situation than in the 1990s, adding that Afghans view of power trends and the future of their country and society has changed a lot and this difference for Taliban forces has brought about trouble and may cause difficulty in future.

US Favors Civil War in Afghanistan

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.

Factors Effective in Rapid Advancement of Taliban in Afghanistan

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.

US failure to deliver its pledges in Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online- An expert of Afghanistan said that Afghanistan occupied by the US had no achievement on basic requirements of every country. He added that all evidences stipulate that Americans were not after finishing the extremist Jihadists, instead, they only managed them. They wanted to direct the group to secure their interests in a way.

Pakistan’s View on Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Asia affairs said that the recent decision of the new US administration to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan is a win-win situation for Islamabad, adding that Pakistan views this issue politically and strategically against India and seeks to regain its strategic depth with an economic approach to Afghan markets as well as improving its relations with the United States.

Outlook of Taliban-US Talks under Biden Presidency

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the subcontinent affairs said that with Biden coming to power, the strategy that the Americans have devised for Afghanistan will not change, but perhaps the current administration’s tactics towards Taliban and Afghanistan would be different from those of Donald Trump.

The necessity of reviewing the misguided US Middle East policy by the Biden’s administration

Strategic Council Online—Interview: It seems that the Biden’s administration would partly make efforts to compensate the misguided policies and blunders of the Trump’s administration in the Middle East, says the Director of Global Studies Program of the Center for Strategic Studies of presidency, adding that the Biden’s administration should try to choose policies which are acceptable for the majority of the countries of the region while do not aim to interfere in the domestic affairs of the regional countries.

Implications of US Withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan

Strategic Council Online – Despite warnings, Ronald Trump intends to reduce the number of American troops from Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of the deadline. He wants to be still influential in foreign and security policy, and intends to constrain his successor, Joe Biden. Withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, without coordination and acceptance of the responsibility, could have dangerous consequences for the region as well as for the European allies of the US.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on International Affairs

Escalation of Violence in Afghanistan; US New Administration’s Strategy?

Strategic Council Online – As ISIS targets the Afghan capital with numerous missile strikes, this idea has been bolstered that it could pave the way for a continued US presence in Afghanistan and given that ISIS terrorist attacks are in line with the targets of the White House to perpetuate violence in Afghanistan and manage it, planning of those attacks has been attributed to Washington.
Mohammad Reza Asgari Moroudi – senior expert on Asia affairs