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Category: Politics

Ukraine war: what new missiles is Iran providing to Russia and what difference will they make?

Written by Daniel Salisbury, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College London It has been reported that Iran is preparing to transfer short-range ballistic missiles to Russia for use against targets in Ukraine, allegedly as part of a shipment of 1,000 additional weapons of unspecified type. Iran has allegedly […]

Iran: A History of Violence and A Revolution in the Making

A conversation with Behnam Amini on the uprising in Iran, its historical roots, and its possible horizons. “The uprising underway in Iran is revolutionary in form and intent. It extends throughout the country, cuts across social differences, and explicitly calls for an overthrow of the state, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Now entering its fifth week, it has persisted in the face of extraordinary state violence. Given the implications of this uprising for Iranian society, the region, and the international struggle for liberation, it warrants solidarity and a close examination. This interview with the Toronto-based Iranian-Canadian activist and scholar Behnam Amini offers both.”

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance

Written by Niloofar Hooman, PhD candidate, Communication Studies and Media Arts, McMaster University On Sept. 16, Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in Tehran while in the custody of Iran’s morality police. Her death set off a massive wave of demonstrations that have spread across the country. While the protests started with anger […]

Iran: ‘hijab’ protests challenge legitimacy of Islamic Republic

Written by Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics, University College Dublin Three weeks after the violent death of 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s morality police for the crime of wearing her hijab improperly, protests continue to rage across the country. These demonstrations defy both repression by security forces in […]

Hijab rules have nothing to do with Islamic tenets and everything to do with repressing women

Written by Deina Abdelkader, Associate Professor of Political Science, UMass Lowell The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was held by Iran’s morality police for not complying with the country’s hijab rules has drawn global attention to the repression of women in Iran. Neighboring Saudi Arabia, a Sunni country, theologically and politically opposed to […]

Iranian women have been rebelling against restrictions since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – with renewed hope that protests this time will end differently

Written by Pardis Mahdavi, Provost and Executive Vice President, The University of Montana Shouts of “death to the dictator” and “woman, life, freedom” are reverberating throughout the streets of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, while in custody of the “morality police” in Tehran. These protests have echoes from past resistance […]

Iran protests: majority of people reject compulsory hijab and an Islamic regime, surveys find

Written by Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Utrecht University A young woman’s death in custody in Iran on September 16 has sparked nationwide protests. Mahsa Amini’s fatal injuries resulted from an arrest and beating by the country’s hijab police, which enforces the mandatory and “correct” way of wearing the hijab. The protesters […]

Iran protest at enforced hijab sparks online debate and feminist calls for action across Arab world

Written by Balsam Mustafa, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick Iranian authorities have cracked down on protests which erupted after the death in custody of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the morality police for not wearing the hijab appropriately. The death of Mahsa Amini who […]

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