The Effects of the Independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region on the National Cohesion of the Kurdish Regions of Iran

Document Type : Original Article from Result of Thesis

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1 PhD Student of Political Science, Dep. Baft Branch, Islamic Azad University, Baft, Iran

2 Assistant Professor at Political Science Dep, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Baft Branch, Islamic Azad University, Baft, Iran

Abstract

The independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region and the influence of foreign factors on Iran's ethnic issues due to the proximity and ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic ties of this region with Iranian Kurdistan in intensifying ethnic demands and turning this region as an axis of integration of Iranian Kurdish regions with Kurds in this region has caused an ethnic crisis and has also weakened the national cohesion of the Kurdish regions of Iran. The purpose of this study is to explain and study the effects of the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region on the national cohesion of the Kurdish regions of Iran and by using descriptive-analytical tools and descriptive-analytical methods, it answers the question: what effect has the independence of the Iraqi Kurdish region had on the national cohesion of the Kurdish regions of Iran? Findings show that the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region through cultural threats, political threats (ethnic and separatist demands, ethnicity and identity, ethnic nationalism, Iraqi federalism) and economic threats have weakened the national cohesion of Iran's northern regions.

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