After many years of writing and researching, I have finished the first book of a three part series A Vision of Iranshahr. In this first book, Constitution for Change, I layout a hypothetical constitution for an imaginary country stretching across much of the Middle East and Central Asia called The Guarded Domains of Iranshahr. In this constitution I try to balance the needs of local governments and the central government, progressive communities and conservative communities to create a decentralized super-state combining federal and confederal systems. I tackle corruption, human rights, socio-economic inequality, and environmental challenges.
I have studied various constitutions from current and past nations on how they deal with modern challenges. I have delved into the history of the Middle East and Central Asia to understand the unique developments in this region so that the political system this constitution lays out uses the strengths of Iranshahr's cultural and political legacy.
This is my little contribution to a wider conversation about how the Middle East and Central Asia should be structured politically to tackle the many daunting challenges this region faces. I don't expect anyone to whole-heartedly agree with what I have proposed. I do hope it can stimulate reflection about how you think Iranshahr should be.
I have not written this book to make a profit, so I will create a free to view PDF for anyone who cannot afford to purchase my book. However, I do greatly appreciate any of you who decides to support my work and this website. If you would like to purchase this book please click on the link below. Thank you for your support.
Latif Simorghi is an activist, blogger, and author.