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The Kurds in Iran


Auteurs : | Tanyel B. Taysi
Éditeur : Pluto Press Date & Lieu : 2007, London / Ann Arbor, Michigan
Préface : Pages : 144
Traduction : ISBN : 13 978 0 7453 2669 6 / 10 0 7453
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 135x205 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Ang.Thème : Sociologie

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The Kurds in Iran

The Kurds in Iran
The Past, Present and Future

Kerim Yildiz
Tanyel B. Taysi

Pluto Press

The Kurds, between 24 and 30 million strong, are the world’s largest stateless nation. Spread mainly over four nation states spanning Asia Minor and the Middle East, including the Caucasus, the range of land known as greater Kurdistan has no fixed territory, and its exact dimensions, which have fluctuated with history as well the motivations of various groups, states and individual actors, are open to contention.1 The Kurds represent a distinct nation of peoples, sharing a common culture and language. Although there exists no monolithic Kurdish identity, and Kurdish language varies from region to region, the people that call themselves Kurds share a culture distinct from that of their surrounding neighbours.2

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Contents

Acknowledgements / ix

1 The Kurds in Iran: An Overview / 1
Introduction / 1
The Kurds of Iran / 3

2 A History / 11
Post-First World War / 11
The Mahabad Republic / 13
Mossadegh / 19
The Revolution / 21
The Iran–Iraq War / 27

3 Iranian State Policy and the Kurds: Politics and Human Rights / 31
Overview of state policy / 31
History of the Iranian state’s treatment of Kurds / 33
The power structure of the Islamic Republic / 46
Human rights and minorities / 49
Human rights and women / 51
Kurdish women / 54
The current human rights situation in Kurdistan / 57

4 Kurdish Cross-Border Cooperation / 61
A complex situation / 61
History of confl ict and cooperation / 62
The current state of nascent accord / 67

5 Iranian Kurds and Regional Geo-politics / 69
The Kurdish issue / 69
Iran and Turkey / 70
Iran and Iraq / 76
An Iran–Iraq Rapprochement? / 79
Implications for regional and international relations / 82

6 Iran’s Relations with the West / 87
The Iranian outlook / 87
Implications of the election of Ahmadinejad / 88
Iran and the United States / 92
Iran and the European Union / 98
Iran and the United Nations / 101
Islamic values and human rights / 103

7 Possibilities for the Future / 107
Renaissance of political and social thought / 107
The Iranian Kurdish national movement / 109
Government response and responsibility / 113
Implications of changes in regional geopolitics / 115

Conclusions /116

Notes / 119
Index / 129




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