Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former Iranian ambassador to France said placing the Muslim community in this country within the framework of the radical Islamists and equal treatment with them are a big mistake by France, adding that this law will further provoke the Muslim community in France and will not entail the desirable outcomes for France.
Tag: Presidential elections
Strategic Council Online – An analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies of President’s Office said that those in the US administration who think of Israel’s interests will be happy to see a military confrontation with Iran on the last days of the Trump administration, adding: Trump’s team is trying to push political relations of Iran and the United States to a point of bitterness and tension the severity of which would not allow Mr. Biden to formulate a successful diplomacy with Iran.
Strategic Council Online – Politics and power in the United States, due to their decentralized and distributive political structure, are influenced by the presence and activity of two groups of “formal” and “informal” actors. Formal actors are influential in the “decision-making” and executive stages, and informal actors are influential in the critical “decision-making” stage. Simply put, the United States is a place for showoff and display of various informal actors who are always trying to play an effective role in the political, economic, security, etc. arenas of the United States by considering their own interests. For example, when it is said that the president in the United States is the representative of oil and arms cartels, etc., it is not an exaggeration and refers to a phenomenon that has a long and lasting history in this country.
Hamid Khoshayand – International Affairs Analyst
Strategic Council Online – For the first time in eight years, the EU-based euro remittances have surpassed US dollar-denominated exchanges, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).
Reza Majidzadeh – Researcher in Development Economics
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The referendum on a new constitution for Algeria was held on the first of October 2020 with the participation of political parties such as Talae al-Horriat (the third party of presidential elections of 2019) and Jibhat ul-Mustaqbal (the fifth party) and the opposition of Islamist parties such as Movement of Society for Peace (known as HAMAS), the Algerian Labors Party and the Algerian Justice and Development Front. In the referendum on Algeria’s new constitution, only 23.84 per cent of the people voted for further change and amendments in the governing rules and administration. The draft text of the new constitution was approved with the yes vote of 66 per cent of the participants while 33 per cent opposed it. This is while 76 per cent of the eligible voters did not participate in the referendum, encouraging the leaders of some of Algeria’s political parties to nullify the plebiscite.
Mahmoud Fazeli—expert of international issues
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: A political science professor in University of South Alabama believes that if Joe Biden wins the US Presidential election on November 3, it would come with symbolic changes in Washington policy toward Iran not substantive policy changes.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The fifty-ninth presidential elections of the United States of American will be held on 03 November 2020 with the main competition being between two old candidates from the two main political parties of the United States. The candidate of the Democratic Party has nearly five decades of experience while the Republican candidate has only four years of political experience. They are now entering the last week of the tense campaign to enter the White House. Any political and geopolitical action of the United States is a phenomenon which has its own special repercussions for the entire world and countries.
Ebrahim Roomina—Member of the academic staff of Tarbiyat Modarres University
Strategic Council Online: To the same extent that confrontation between the US and China intensifies, the governments of East and South Asia will more clearly define the borders between themselves and China. Therefore, the US call on India to reduce the volume of trade with China should be sought within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy, which the two countries have already agreed over the need for its existence and its implementation.
Tahmoures Gholami – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online – An analyst at the Center for Presidential Strategic Studies said that the only thing that matters for the Republicans today is the acquisition of the White House. It does not matter to them whether democracy is weakened, some civil liberties are diminished or a series of American values are violated at the cost of occupying the White House for the second time by a Republicans.
The Chinese are awaiting the announcement of the outcome of the US elections; if Joe Biden is elected it will probably return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and a final agreement will be reached among the 5+1 member states, under which it will become smoother and easier for the Chinese.
Abdolreza Farajirad – Expert on Geopolitical Affairs
Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that US President Donald Trump is trying to lead the US election towards confrontation because, the existing infrastructure helps him to win the fight, but given the social conditions in the United States, in the case of election disputes we will be witness to protests and violence in the American society.
Strategic Council Online– Opinion: The fact of the matter is that the United States has a long presence in Afghanistan and the reason for such occupancy is not Afghanistan or Afghans per se but it is related to China, Russia, Iran and other US rivals in the region. It should be noted that Afghanistan enjoys a strategic status in the US foreign policy to contain China; therefore, if we differentiate between these two points, then the issue of the presence of the US in Afghanistan becomes clarified to a great extent.
Pirmohammad Mollazehi-Expert of Asia affairs
Strategic Council Online – Polls are not in Trump’s favour right now; in fact, within a week, Joe Biden’s distance from Donald Trump in the total polls published by the RCP site increased by about three per cent, from 6.1 to 9.2 per cent. This trend is not good news for Trump if it continues. However, the polls cannot be taken for granted to say that public opinion has become against Trump.
Amir Ali Abolfath – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online – A senior analyst at the Watson Institute Brown University says why the US election would not be predictable until the last hours and the 2020 election could be unprecedented in US history. In an interview with the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations website, Charles Freeman also answered questions about the White House’s behind-the-scene goals in activating the trigger mechanism against Iran and the consequences of the normalization of relations between the Arab states and the Zionist regime in regional arrangements.
Strategic Council Online – If Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic rival, wins the presidential elections, we will be witness to a different atmosphere in the arena of international relations and Chinese and Russian arms sales to Iran will be overshadowed by Biden’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under such circumstances, Beijing and Moscow will sell conventional and limited arms to Iran more conveniently.
Rahman Qahramanpour – Senior Expert on Geopolitical Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Donald Trump’s recent remarks on lack of commitment to a peaceful transfer of power can be evaluated from two aspects; one related to the nature and the rules of the elections in the United States and the mail-in elections process in that country, and the other related to his personal and psychological characteristics that he is not prepared at all to accept defeat.
Amir Ali Abolfath – Expert on American Affairs
Strategic Council Online-editorial: Election debates are most crucial for American voters to make their final decision. Wednesday’s debate between Trump and Biden will provide stronger grounds on who is going to be the next US president.
Tahmoores Gholami- expert of American affairs
Strategic Council Online – An expert on US affairs said if Trump loses or does not win by a landslide vote, he may not accept the election result and take it to the court, adding that in that case, we may probably witness some violence.
Strategic Council Online – In recent months, there has been talk in political circles of a woman taking over as Vice President under Joseph Robin Biden. It was said that Biden has picked Harris out of the following choices: Susan Rice, Karen Bass and Elizabeth Warren, Gretchen Whitmer, Tammy Duckworth, and Kamala Harris.
Mohammad Hossein Ashrafi – Public Relations Expert