Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

Broken promises: The bitter story of sugar production in Iran

For the past two weeks, workers of the ‘Haft Tapeh’ sugar cane factory  have been on strike. In 2015, it was announced that the factory was bankrupt and in 2016, two private......

Failure of state: Outcome of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps interferences

In the years following the 1979 revolution, there was a major shift in the economy, and Iran witnessed a gradual and extensive presence of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC ) in this area. This......

Hijab in Iran: A cultural product or ideological coercion?

In the course of history, women's clothing has always been one of the first issues that have been exploited by various ideological systems, and the body of women has been an ideologi-cal battleground......

Khamenei’s universities: Exporting Islamic Revolution through soft power

Following the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the media was flooded with news of centers recruiting and brainwashing young Muslims with the intent to send them to carry out militant activities......

Here’s what 2nd gathering of the largest Iran opposition coalition in Germany achieved

On July 14, the Council of Iranian Democrats, the largest coalition of Iranian political opposition held its second conference in Cologne, Germany.The council is a coalition of political organizations......

How Iran’s catastrophic water policy can lead to waves of climate refugees

In the past two weeks, south-western cities of Iran – historically known as Arabistan (Khuzestan officially) – have been witnessing protests against water shortage. People have already......

ANALYSIS: Iran’s wrecked economy and violations of human rights

The recent US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal has stirred a new fierce debate between opponents and supporters of the notorious agreement. On one side, those who believe Trump’s......

Strikes in Kurdistan: Tip of the iceberg or Iranian economic collapse?

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named this Iranian year as the year of “Support of Iranian prod-ucts”. Following his announcement, the government began closing western borders with Turkey and Iraqi......