Mohammad Shia al-Sudani, the prime minister of Iraq is expected to visit Tehran on Tuesday at the official invitation of the Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.
Prime Minister Al-Sudani’s visit important in many ways
University of Wisconsin political scientist Kennan Ferguson:
As part of a more extensive interview on his book ‘The Big No’ (University of Minnesota Press, 2022), we asked Kennan Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, about his account of ‘No Politics’ and what it signifies. The whole interview will be soon published by Iran Daily.
‘No Politics’ can make a crisis emerge
EXCLUSIVE New York University sociologist Vivek Chibber:
As part of a more extensive interview on his book ‘The Class Matrix: Social Theory after the Cultural Turn’ (Harvard University Press, 2022), we asked Vivek Chibber, professor of sociology at New York University, about his (re)reading of Marx’s theory on workers’ predicament in a capitalist system. The whole interview will be soon published by Iran Daily.
Workers resist their exploitation but more often individually rather than collectively
Bahraini dissident:
Parliamentary elections were held in Bahrain on Saturday while many opposition groups stayed away. In an interview with Iran Daily, Abdullah Daqqaq, a Shia cleric and prominent figure in Bahrain’s largest opposition group Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, rejected the vote as a sham election which merely safeguards King Hamad’s interests.
Parliament represents monarch, not people
Sayyed Morteza al-Sanadi Bahraini opposition party al-Wafa leader
Political deadlock in Bahrain
One of the leaders of opposition groups in Bahrain describes the parliamentary polls in the Persian Gulf Arab country as “sham” elections, believing that the Al Khalifa family has monopolized the power and does not eager to share it with its people.
‘Sham’ elections in Bahrain
Bosnian scholar of political sciences Joseph J. Kaminski:
1. You argue that there are “ontological incompatibilities … between Islam and liberalism” which generally make them – as two discourses – irreconcilable. One might argue, however, that despite those fundamental differences, the notion of a “liberal Muslim” could still mean something, in the sense that Islam cannot morph into a liberal discourse but there could be liberal Muslims. What’s your take on that?
Islam and liberalism are fundamentally irreconcilable

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