The IRGC’s Struggle for the Advancement of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Following the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and especially in the last two decades, given the successes of Iran in domestic and foreign fields, a concerted effort by Western countries and the US to impede the success of the Islamic Republic began. As their initial plans to overthrow the regime failed, Westerners embarked on a sanctions policy to weaken Iran’s standing and authority. Most of the sanctions were also defined in the economic sphere, while failing to implement national plans and disrupting trade relations between Iran and other countries, providing grounds for social discontent in Iranian society.
On the other hand, it is one of the ways of gaining national economic authority. Once a country can claim political independence, it is highly capable in various economic fields. In the last few years to counter this cruel confrontation, the Islamic Republic of Iran has come up with a new term, the Resistance Economy. The supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, in 2009, met with entrepreneurs for the first time, using the word as a factor in countering the economic pressure of enemies and determining the growth and prosperity of the country.
It was clear that attention to such an aspect of knowledge, labor and production was completely in opposition to the dependent economy, and that the existing economic structures had to be changed and localized to realize it. Also, if implemented, this approach will limit the use of proceeds from the sale of petroleum products. This will not be possible unless the authorities and the public come to a common belief, and with the participation of the public and rational management practices, and with the intention of managing the existing economic inefficiencies.
Paying attention to the early manufacturing industries was one of the IRGC’s actions in this area. Given that small industries play an important role in creating employment at the community level and are recognized as the engine of productive production and economic development, the IRGC considers the support of this type of economic activity to realize a resilient economy and to support national production. Supported.
Given the importance of the role of small industries in economic development, it can be considered as the engine of production and economic development, and mobilization in the form of mobilization of labor and mobilization of workers has been able to assist in accomplishing this important task of these small companies. Most of the development work is in support of national production and in line with policies promulgated by the supreme leader in the resilient economy of small-scale development. Small industries in Iran are important in that they are profitable early and require less capital, and more importantly, they are more flexible than larger corporations in the face of changing business environments.
One of the things that has been the focus of the small industry’s focus on promoting the economy and domestic production is the employment of these small industrial companies that, with the least skill and ability, can play a significant role in the country’s economy. To play. The dynamics of the economy, the creation of employment opportunities and the avoidance of problems caused by the lack of work, skills and capital for society are among the issues that can be achieved in a resilient economy.
The IRGC is an institution that is attached to the body of the people and therefore considers public participation and the exploitation of all national capacities as one of the key factors in the realization of a resisting economy. Thus, the IRGC can provide an important part of the requirements of this participatory and participatory people’s economy with this approach, while it will not narrow down elsewhere.
Another move has been to provide loans and enter the production arena, assist producers and work with entrepreneurs. Of course, such a move was not in any way caused by a sense of monetization, and it essentially did not generate any revenue. Also, attention to the promotion of small and conversion industries, deprivation and jihadist camps were some of the sectors that the IRGC has been active in achieving in the resistance economy. The IRGC has played a key role in the realization of the key to a resilient economy and support for national production. This revolutionary institution has been able to play an important role in advancing the Supreme Leader’s guidance by making a good impact among all sections of society, in cultural, socio-economic debate, and so on.
The IRGC believes that if the local capacities of each region are used well, the country’s economic foundation will be organized in such a way that global economic crises will not be affected. Also, if the economy of the country relies on indigenous knowledge, domestic investment and domestic production, the sanctions will have no effect on our country.
In the current situation, the Corps, along with its experiences and skills derived from practical participation, has the necessary scientific backing, and on the other hand, the revolutionary impulses of the institution have added to its effectiveness. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deems the existing national capacities sufficient if they are used properly to realize and implement a resilient economy and believes that unfortunately some marginal and factional views have prevented the country from deploying all these capacities. . The performance of the IRGC has so far shown that it has put the interests of the system and national interests and the extra-national perspective at the forefront of its attention and that it has always been ready to cooperate and support all governments as the chief executive and broker in the field. Implementation and action for efficiency and responsiveness to the livelihood needs of the community. Therefore, it seems necessary for the government to utilize the capabilities and successful experience of the mobilization and the Corps as well as the high capacity and strengthening of the grassroots in different areas of resistance economics, keeping in mind that the Corps’ economic capabilities, not a rival to the government or The private sector, which is assisting the country in areas that do not have the capacity to do projects internally.
Rising Powers in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Global Stability
For a long time, the Asia-Pacific region has been the epicentre of rising economic growth and strategic influence, gradually changing the dynamics of world power. Because of the rapid rise of China and India, the increasing influence of ASEAN, and the steady comebacks of Japan and South Korea, its significance has only increased in the twenty-first century. Given the ongoing challenges to the traditional dominance of Western powers, this shifting environment raises intriguing questions about the future of global stability.
The rise of China stands out as the most significant factor in this dynamic. China’s phenomenal economic growth, along with its more assertive foreign policy and military modernization, have propelled it to the forefront of the global stage since the economic reform policies of the late 1970s. The Belt and Road Initiative, companies like Alibaba, and military actions in the South China Sea are just a few of the ways it is increasingly challenging the US-led international order. Due to its second-largest economy, China’s actions and policies have a significant impact on the stability of the world.
Despite lagging behind China, India is another growing Asian power that has started on a path of significant economic expansion. It has the potential to play a significant role in the region due to its distinct demographic dividend, IT industry, and geostrategic location. However, it problems a insufficiency in infrastructure, social inequality, and enduring poverty hinder its potential and raise the level of complexity in the power dynamics of the area.
In the midst of this power shift, Japan and South Korea, two countries that are already major global players, have been rearranging their positions. The balance of power in the region is greatly influenced by their advanced economies, sizable military capabilities, and strategic alliances with the US. A crucial role in the region is also played by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). A seat at the table for shaping the future of the region has been secured for ASEAN despite its diversity and disparities thanks to its prominence in regional diplomatic structures like the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum.
Additionally crucial to this shifting dynamic are the Pacific powers, particularly the US and Australia. While the US remains the most powerful country on the planet, it must deal with these new regional forces, necessitating a reevaluation of its Asia-Pacific strategy. Australia’s position has changed as well as a result of its efforts to strike a balance between its regional economic interests and its long-standing alliances. The effects of these changing power dynamics on world stability are significant. First, there is a chance that a power vacuum in the area could cause unrest and possible conflict. This is amply demonstrated by the South China Sea dispute, in which numerous nations are asserting territorial claims and frequently supporting them with military showdowns.
Second, the spread of power might also create more significant opportunities for cooperation and multilateralism. However, much of this depends on these countries’ ability to manage disagreements and rivalries as well as build inclusive and effective regional institutions. Thirdly, these changes might result in new economic structures that reshape international economic relationships and structures. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement involving 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific, is a good illustration of this. Last but not least, the changes in power may significantly affect international institutions and norms. As Asia-Pacific nations gain power, they may try to change international institutions so that they better represent their interests.
The main worry, however, is that these changes could result in more tensions and conflicts as countries with various political ideologies and systems compete for influence. For instance, the rivalry between the US and China goes beyond merely a contest of political and economic power. Several things are essential to preserving global stability in the midst of these shifting power dynamics. First and foremost, it is essential to promote a cooperative regional order based on mutual respect and gain. Second, preventing the escalation of regional disputes into conflict requires ensuring that they are settled peacefully in accordance with international law. Third, safeguarding and bolstering regional and international institutions will be essential for preserving stability and offering forums for communication and cooperation.
In conclusion, it is undeniable that the power dynamics in the Asia-Pacific are shifting. For the stability of the world, this evolution poses both danger and promise. How well we navigate this shifting landscape, handle potential conflicts, and seize opportunities for cooperation will determine whether the world can continue to be peaceful and stable.
Beyond the Battlefield
Since the beginning of time, wars and conflicts have been an inextricable part of human history. As such, they have developed in lockstep with the complex interactions between social, political, and technological changes that have shaped our world. Warfare’s methods and goals have undergone a significant metamorphosis, moving from crude and simple engagements to ones that are sophisticated and complex. Armed conflicts have expanded to take on global proportions with the advent of destructive world wars, and are no longer restricted to simple tribal or regional skirmishes. In addition to transcending their religious roots, these conflicts are now driven by nationalistic imperatives, giving rise to wars with geopolitical goals.
However, in the fierce race to reach the pinnacle of technological achievement with the introduction of a revolutionary artificial intelligence-powered search engine, issues of veracity and the widespread dissemination of false information are the most crucial issues of our time. These worries are well-founded because the consequences of a poorly functioning search engine could distort reality, worsen the already virulent spread of false information, and cause irreparable harm to the fabric of truth.
Additionally, warfare has changed from being characterized by linear battles to being characterized by maneuver warfare, placing greater emphasis on flexibility, agility, and strategic maneuvering. Armed engagements have evolved from primitive first-generation manifestations to the complex dynamics of fourth-generation warfare. They now involve a variety of unconventional tactics such as asymmetric tactics, psychological operations, and information warfare. Thus, in order to successfully navigate the complexity of the modern battlefield, this evolution calls for both a thorough understanding of the many facets of modern warfare and the adoption of adaptive strategies.
Simultaneously, the concept of fifth-generation warfare, also known as hybrid warfare, denotes a paradigm shift in contemporary military tactics, where the importance of cultural warfare, information warfare, and unconventional methods surpasses the conventional use of brute force on the battlefield, as seen in third- and fourth-generation warfare. India is said to be using 5th-generation warfare strategies against Pakistan to sow seeds of enmity and spread false information in an effort to block Pakistan’s progress. Moreover, India is using all of its resources to undermine Pakistani society in a number of different domains. Pakistan to modernize its weaponry and armed forces given the strategic landscape of South Asia, which is becoming more complex and volatile, especially given India’s use of fifth-generation warfare against Pakistan.
Relatedly, information warfare has undeniably grown significantly important in the effort to effectively project Pakistan’s narrative both domestically and internationally. A well-calibrated national response reinforced by a clearly defined foreign policy is required in light of the double-edged nature of fifth-generation warfare. Modern times see a rapid spread of irregular wars across the spectrum of conflict, amid intensifying great power competition, as the nature of warfare changes continuously.
Modern warfare has undergone a sea change as a result of the advancement of information technology, which makes it easier for nontraditional actors like violent extremist groups to communicate. We find ourselves ensconced in a world permeated by high tension, accompanied by a flood of tweets, ranging from the tumultuous battlefields in Ukraine to a pernicious terrorist attack on mass transit inside the borders of the United States. Our insatiable appetite for knowledge is driven by a desire to protect our safety, show compassion for those who are suffering, or see wrongdoers brought to justice. Despite our desire for knowledge, we must maintain an appropriate level of skepticism toward the sources that provide it. After all, we are living in a time that is frequently referred to as the “golden age of fake news.”
Today’s conflicts are largely not fought between nation-states and their armies; instead, they are increasingly fought with the mighty arsenal of words rather than with traditional weapons. In recent years, policy discussions, popular discourse, and academic analyses have given priority to a particular breed of weaponry: “fake news” and viral disinformation. In reality, disinformation used in warfare in the digital age may not differ much from other forms of warfare; after all, wars are fought to establish power, with some reaping financial rewards while the most vulnerable suffer the most.
The problem of fake news has gotten worse since the Internet and social networks were invented. The conventional news model, which involved a small number of media outlets run by experienced journalists who interviewed reliable sources and meticulously verified the information before it was published, has been overturned by the current media environment. Today, there are numerous channels, a never-ending stream of messages, and an environment where contradictory information is frequently overlooked that all contribute to the relative ease with which conspiracy theories and rumors can spread. The temptation to cling to a simpler fiction rather than taking on the laborious task of dissecting a more complex reality grows as we are frequently presented with contradictory messages.
United States Donates $9 million in Weapons, Equipment to Support Somalia National Army
Official reports here said the United States through its diplomatic office in Mogadishu has presented $9 million in weapons, vehicles, medical supplies and other equipment to the Somali National Army (SNA). The ceremony was attended by Minister of Defense Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Jama and U.S. Ambassador Larry André.
Aside from heavy weapons, equipment included support and construction vehicles, explosive ordinance disposal kits, medical supplies, and maintenance equipment for vehicles and weapons. Most of the supplies are already on their way to Hishabelle and Galmudug States to support SNA troops.
“We cheer the success achieved by Somali security forces in their historic fight to liberate Somali communities suffering under al-Shabaab,” said Ambassador André. “This is a Somali-led and Somali-fought campaign. The United States reaffirms commitment to support country’s efforts.”
Minister of Defense Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Jama thanked the United States, saying, “Allow me to convey the appreciation of the Federal Government of Somalia to the Government of the United States of America for the continued support to Somalia’s peacebuilding process and the support for the fight against terrorism. This support comes at a critical time for our forces as we boost their capabilities to combat al-Shabaab.”
The Minister was joined by Chief of Defense Forces Brigadier General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh for the ceremony.
The weapons, including light and heavy machine guns were purchased with U.S. Department of Defense funding. They are marked and registered pursuant to the Federal Government of Somalia’s Weapons and Ammunition Management policy, designed to account for and control weapons within the Somali security forces and weapons captured on the battlefield.
Notification to the UN Security Council is conducted by the Federal Government of Somalia in close coordination with the Office of Security Cooperation of U.S. Embassy Mogadishu in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.
The weapons will support SNA-Danab battalions, including battalions currently participating in operations in Hirshabelle and Galmudug. The weapons will provide a significant increase in the lethality and mobility of the SNA-Danab units participating in these operations. Somalia and its neighbouring States have come under frequent heightened militant attacks in the Horn of Africa.
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