But one expert warns the clashes "represent one of the most serious challenges to the Islamic Republic since its inception.”
“They should understand that in this day and age, how women dress is none of their business,” an Iranian activist said.
“My goal is just empowering women and giving them a voice," said the activist behind the effort.
The prestigious German think-tank Korber-Stiflung has recently raised a question regarding whether the Westphalia model can
My resistance began when I was 7.
This is just one of many unexpected consequences of the ban.
Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Rafsanjani’s Death Is A Blow To Normalization Of U.S.-Iran Relations
Without the moderate leader, he says, the regime will maintain a “confrontation and secret compromise” trend, perhaps more easily with President Trump.
We all know that the Iranian elections will change nothing immediately, but we also know that these elections are the closest that the Iranian public can come to shaping the country's future. The real effects of the elections will be felt in the next few years, when the battle for the next supreme leader starts. What happened in the Iranian elections is thus even more significant than Hassan Rouhani's victory in the presidential elections of 2013.
The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.
Today's young generation in Iran does not know the history of this coup; it is the stolen narrative of the Iranian revolution. Many people do not know that the current regime of repression and corruption is not a result of the Shah's overthrow but an outcome of a coup against the goals and guiding principles of the revolution.
The rise of Shi'ite-Sunni sectarian warfare has its roots not in the distant 7th century, but in Saudi Arabia's response to Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979, when the Saudi regime as a matter of policy began to counter Iran's revolution by financing anti-Shi'ite Islamists across the Muslim world.