Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert on Iraq affairs commenting on the new election law of that country said: The new electoral system has allowed new and smaller political currents and independent candidates to have more maneuvering power and are likely to allocate part of the seats in the parliament to themselves. From this perspective too, the big traditional currents are likely to face a drop in the votes and a reduction in the seats in the parliament.
Spread of religious extremism in France, a consequence of hardship and discrimination against Muslims
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of European affairs says experience has it that measures taken by the French government and other European governments in creating restrictions for Muslims have not resulted in the weakening of the faith of Muslims but have disrupted the climate of peace and reconciliation between Muslims and other citizens in Europe.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: It is highly likely to witness riots and protests after the upcoming US presidential elections and the probable emergence of clashes between the supporters of the candidates of Republicans and the Democratic Party; of course, it is not yet clear whether or not clashes would happen between the two groups as it really depends on the amount of gap between the votes of the two candidates.
Foad Izadi—Professor at the Faculty of the World Studies, University of Tehran
Strategic Council Online – An expert on West Asian affairs said that the most important obstacles in the way of political process in Syria are the lack of consensus between the domestic proponents and opponents, as well as regional and trans-regional interventions; as some countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and pro-Riyadh neighboring countries, continue to discuss the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Strategic Council Online If peace between Afghans does not occur and the Taliban continue to be a threat to the Afghan government, then Washington’s withdrawal strategy may be halted and the United States will continue to be present and confront the Taliban.
Nozar Shafiee – Expert and Researcher of Subcontinent Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An Afghan affairs analyst said that the process of dialogue between the Afghans and its future does not seem dark: “Given the existing challenges, we will certainly not see a comprehensive agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government in the short term, but we can expect the process of dialogue gradually reduce the volume of disputes.
Strategic Council Online: Explaining the dimensions of the framework of the political agreement in Afghanistan, a university professor said: “If the government fails to display particular effectiveness under the political agreement the Taliban may not adhere to its political deal with the government and ISIS may stronger amidst the created anarchy.”
Strategic Council Online: Given that the Russian Constitutional Court has upheld the parliament’s constitutional amendment, it can be expected that if nothing special happens, Vladimir Putin will be able to run for the president again in 2024 and if he remains in power he can be extends his tenure for two 3-year terms, up to 2036.
Shoaib Bahman – Expert on Russian Affairs
Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.