The Kurds in Iran

The Kurds in Iran : The Past, Present and Future

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This is one of the first comprehensive accounts of the situation of Kurds in Iran. The authors provide an overview of the issues facing Kurds within the country, and the way they have been affected by geo-political changes in Iran's neighbouring states.The book offers a historical overview of Iran's development since WW1 through to the revolution of 1979, the war with Iraq, and the emergent state policy towards its Kurdish population. It provides a thorough critique of Iran's human rights record, especially for minorities and women. Yildiz and Taysi address Iran's relationship with its neighbours and the West, the implications of Ahmadinejad's rise to power and the impact of the Islamic state on human rights. They analyse Iran's prospects for the future and how the resolution of the Kurdish issue in Iran affects the future of the region as a whole as well as Iran's international policy and relations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 137.2 x 218.4 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated ed.
  • 1 map
  • 0745326692
  • 9780745326696

About Kerim Yildiz

Kerim Yildiz is a leading human rights defender and Executive Director of the Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP). He has been awarded by the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights for his services to protect human rights and promote the rule of law and is a board member of other human rights and environmental organisations. KHRP was shortlisted for the Liberty / Justice / Law Society Human Rights Awards in 2004.show more

Table of contents

1 The Kurds of Iran: An overview 2 A History 3 Iranian State Policy and the Kurds: Politics and Human Rights 4 Kurdish Cross-border Cooperation 5 Iranian Kurds and Regional Geo-politics 6 Iran's Relations with the West 7 Possibilities for the Future Notes Indexshow more

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