The Political, Cultural, and Military Re-Awakening of the Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Iran

  title={The Political, Cultural, and Military Re-Awakening of the Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Iran},
  author={Hashem Ahmadzadeh and Gareth R. V. Stansfield},
  journal={The Middle East Journal},
  pages={11 - 27}
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