Focusing primarily on Iran’s role, this analysis concludes that even in a best-case scenario of total democratic political change in the KRI, the the realities of the international system put the power to prevent malign intervention by neighboring states largely out of local hands.
This paper shows that the last hundred years of Kurdish political movements have strongly influenced the civic culture of Kurds. Overall, this paper finds that being Kurdish has a strong positive effect on support for democracy versus autocracy in all three countries.
The demands of the protesters for regime change are a clear manifestation of the deep frustration and the loss of hope for reform among the Iranian public and seem to signal that the time is ripe for comprehensive change.
With a new deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program on the horizon years after the United States left the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Western relations with—and concessions to—Iran are currently on the agenda. Dastan Jasim elaborates on why the West can no longer ignore the situation of the Kurdish minority in Iran.
The government in Ankara has a history of instrumentalising natural disasters for political gain – particularly against Kurds. The response to the twin earthquakes on February 6 appears to be the latest instalment in this tradition.
We hosted an event on the feminist foreign policy demands towards Iran. The panel discussed the current situation in Iran and articulated clear and actionable feminist reactions and demands towards the Iranian regime, the German government as well as the international community.