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COLUMNISTS
Shima Silavi
Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

COLUMNISTS
Shima Silavi
Shima Silavi

Shima Silavi is an Iranian-Arab writer.

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Broken promises: The bitter story of sugar production in Iran

Friday, 23 November 2018

For the past two weeks, workers of the ‘Haft Tapeh’ sugar cane factory  have been ...

Failure of state: Outcome of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps interferences

Thursday, 11 October 2018

In the years following the 1979 revolution, there was a major shift in the economy, and Iran ...

Hijab in Iran: A cultural product or ideological coercion?

Friday, 14 September 2018

In the course of history, women's clothing has always been one of the first issues that have been ...

Khamenei’s universities: Exporting Islamic Revolution through soft power

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Following the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the media was flooded with news of centers ...

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

Monday, 16 July 2018

On July 14, the Council of Iranian Democrats, the largest coalition of Iranian political opposition ...

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

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

In the past two weeks, south-western cities of Iran – historically known as Arabistan ...

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

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The recent US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal has stirred a new fierce debate between ...

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

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named this Iranian year as the year of “Support of Iranian ...

Popular Ahwaz café fire raises questions about role of Iran’s IRIB

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

A popular cafe in Iran’s Ahwaz region was burnt down on the 3rd of April 2018, coinciding with ...

Arab Ahwaz citizens protest against Iran’s IRIB media corporation

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Thousands of Arab citizens gathered in the southwest Iranian city of Ahwaz to protest against ...

From Ghassemlou to Qaderi, Iran’s history of assassinating its Kurdish opposition

Sunday, 11 March 2018

In less than a week, two military commanders of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties, Kurdistan ...

Doubts raised in Iran over environmentalist’s alleged ‘suicide’ death

Monday, 12 February 2018

Only two days after the Iranian government announced that Kavous Seyed Emami, the 63 year-old ...

How Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s favorite reciter got away with rape

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Saeed Toosi, who has been known as “Khamenei’s favorite Quran reciter” and winner ...

Iranians call for charges against top cleric receiving treatment in Germany

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office is examining whether to bring charges against a ...

ANALYSIS: How Iran exploits dual nationals as hostages for income and arms

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

According to Reuters, the number of dual nationalities arrested in Iran has increased since the ...

Iran’s ethnolinguistic minorities continue to face forced assimilation

Monday, 06 November 2017

“Inclusive and quality education for all” is one of the goals of UN Education 2030 ...

Forgotten Ahwazi victim remembered on international enforced disappearance day

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Yousef Silavi, a 58 year-old retired Ahwazi Arab, and a father of two, is one of the victims of ...

Iran: A look at the ‘dark past’ of those in the running for Rouhani’s cabinet

Friday, 11 August 2017

Anticipation is growing in Iran to discover Rouhani’s new proposed cabinet and the voters who ...

How Mogherini stole the show on Rouhani’s inauguration day

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the second term ...

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