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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution;Identity, Society, and Regional Security

South Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethnolinguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian thrones. The rise of nationalism in the 20th century gradually breached the image of South …

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South Azerbaijan  and other Ethnic Minorities Face Persecution, Sectarian Discrimination by Iranian Regime

Tabriz, South Azerbaijan, Oct 16 The non-Persian population like South Azerbaijan people in Iran geography has faced many problems that were accumulated even before the establishment of the Iran Islamic republic. The demands of the oppressed minorities surfaced immediately after the overthrow of the Shah regime in 1979. unfortunately, South Azerbaijan people witnessed …

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East Turkestan: China’s Human Rights Abuses Against Uyghurs Ignored by Muslim World

China’s ongoing mistreatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority continues to escape the headlines, including in Muslim-majority nations. Although the forced assimilation campaign targets the Uyghurs’ culture and religion amongst other human rights violations, they have received no support from other Muslim populations; common critics of Islamophobia and abuses against Muslim …

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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution: Identity, Society, and Regional Security

  South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution: Identity, Society, and Regional Security-By Emil Aslan Souleimanov and Josef Kraus Iranian Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethno-linguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian …

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Will the Mullahs’ Regime See Its 40th Anniversary?

Will the Mullahs’ Regime See Its 40th Anniversary? By-Boris Gulko Until recently, Iran was lucky. It was approaching domination in the Middle East. In addition to Lebanon, Iran controlled Iraq, Syria, and the Iranian client has been successful in the civil war in Yemen. A common idea is needed to …

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Why Iranian Women Are Taking Off Their Head Scarves

Why Iranian Women Are Taking Off Their Head Scarves-By NAHID SIAMDOUST On Dec. 27, Vida Movahed stood bareheaded on a utility box on one of Tehran’s busiest thoroughfares, waving her white head scarf on a stick. Within days, images of the 31-year-old, who was detained and then released a few weeks …

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What’s Driving Iran’s Protests?

What’s Driving Iran’s Protests?  –By :HASSAN HAKIMIAN Iran’s protests, fueled by the rising cost of living and widening economic and social disparities, have quickly morphed into a repudiation of the regime itself. While much of the anger has been directed at the conservative clerical establishment, reformists have as much at …

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