Written by Sara Rahnama, Assistant Professor of History, Morgan State University Uncommon Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S. highlighting unconventional approaches to teaching. Course Title: “Women and War” What prompted the idea for the course? When I was on a fellowship at the Library of Congress finishing my first book, “The Future […]
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 […]
Written by Hossein Dabbagh, Philosophy Tutor, University of Oxford My friend was in Tehran during protests after the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the morality police (Gasht-e Ershad). My friend went into a grocery shop intending to buy milk. The seller refused to sell anything to her. “Why are you refusing?” […]
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.”
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 […]
Today marks one month since the beginning of the Iran uprising, which is quickly becoming a revolution. The resistance now threatening to topple one of the world’s strictest regimes, and Gen Z is leading the charge.
Written by Aaron Pilkington, US Air Force Analyst of Middle East Affairs, PhD Student at Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver The war in Ukraine is helping one country achieve its foreign policy and national security objectives, but it’s neither Russia nor Ukraine. It’s Iran. That was starkly clear on the morning of […]
US State Secretary Antony Blinken has met with civil society activists on women’s rights and human rights in Iran, vowing support for Iranians who are demanding fundamental freedoms.
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Zahra Khosroshahi, Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow “Women, life, liberty.” These words are ringing out on the the streets of every city in Iran, as women come out to tell the repressive enforcers of the Islamic Republic that they have had enough. The death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Haidar Khezri, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida Unrest continues to erupt across Iran following the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman, who died after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Iran’s morality police. The Iranian force took Mahsa (Zhina) Amini into detention on Sept. 16, 2022, for not wearing her hijab […]
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 […]