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The Iranian Mosaic: The Struggle of Minorities for Pluralism and Federalism in Iran

On May 16, Hudson Institute and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization hosted a panel discussion with representatives of Iran’s Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Ahwazi, and Baloch populations who are working peacefully for federalism and pluralism. The panelists discussed the status of minorities inside the Islamic Republic, and their hopes and aspirations for a better future inside Iran. Below is Dr.Karim Abdian ,Senior Advisor of Democratic Solidarity Party of AlAhwaz   

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Is Saudi Arabia and Iran on a Collision Course?

What is one to make out of the enduring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia in light of the ongoing proxy wars in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, among others? The answer is more chaos and further tensions.

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How the Iranian Oppositioin Can Unite and Win

In an article published in Ashargh Al-Awsat , Dr.Karim Abdian the head of International Relations Committee of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI),political commentator and a human rights activist discusses joining forces and uniting non-Persian and Persian opposition groups and creating a strong coalition to face the Iranian regime .

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Ahwaz Human Rights Organization(AHRO) condemns terrorist attacks in France

Ahwaz Human Rights Organization(AHRO) condemns terrorist attacks in France

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In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight

BAGHDAD (AP) — They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the Iraq War. Once heralded as a pivotal step in the defeat of the bloody insurgency, the Sahwa later were pushed aside by Iraq's Shiite-led government, starved of political support and money needed to remain a viable security force.

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