“Just 42 percent of Iranians voted in the country’s latest parliamentary elections,” which is “the lowest percentage ever recorded” in the Islamic Republic’s 41 years — and even that number is likely “inflated.” The “lackluster showing” should be no surprise: Two years of “persistent protests” indicate a population “profoundly disaffected with the country’s clerical regime,” and the “accidental Jan. 8 downing of a Ukrainian airliner” convinced “many Iranians that their government is dangerously incompetent.”
AFPC Senior Fellow in China Studies Joshua Eisenman interviewed with the Cape Coral Daily Breeze regarding the state-imposed restrictions on restaurants and bars in light of the Coronavirus.
Restaurants across the state of Florida are now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity. Seating must be staggered and limited to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
AFPC Senior Vice President Ilan Berman was referenced in the Mosaic regarding Saudi Arabia’s religious extremism
Saudi Arabia is in the throes of a monumental transition. This shift, set in motion by Vision 2030,” the signature initiative of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has expanded since the Vision’s formal launch in 2016 to touch upon virtually every aspect of life within the Kingdom.
AFPC Fellow in Russian Studies Samuel Bendett was interviewed by The National Interest regarding a mysterious missile fired from a Russian Su-57 Fighter.
The Kremlin released the video entitled “Beyond the Laws of Physics” apparently to commemorate Russia’s official Day of Fighter Aviation of the Russian Air Force on March 25.
The United States and the Taliban signed an agreement on Feb. 29 that includes the possible eventual withdrawal of all American and other NATO forces from Afghanistan by next year contingent on the Taliban upholding commitments such as holding talks with the Afghan government.