A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: History, Challenges, and Possible Steps Forward
A WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: History, Challenges, and Possible Steps Forward

Aref Babashahi; Mohammad Reza Dehshiri

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 181-212

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2024.363548.1373

Abstract
  The efforts of the international community to free the Middle East from weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) date back five decades ago. This process was initiated with Iran’s proposal ...  Read More
From One Gulf to Two Gulfs: Bridging the Persian-Arabian Divide in Palestine
From One Gulf to Two Gulfs: Bridging the Persian-Arabian Divide in Palestine

Seyed Hadi Borhani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 285-316

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2024.365079.1379

Abstract
  This analysis delves into the contentious issue of naming the Persian Gulf, asserting that the distinction between Arabian and Persian nomenclature extends beyond a simple dichotomy ...  Read More
Neofunctionalism Theory Put to Test in Central and Eastern Europe
Neofunctionalism Theory Put to Test in Central and Eastern Europe

Ali Sabbaghian; Rajdeep Singh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 705-742

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2023.363063.1368

Abstract
  The Three Seas Initiative harks back as another version of strategic integration in the Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the Neofunctionalism, a functional-based regionalism is ...  Read More
EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Its Impact on European Security
EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Its Impact on European Security

Yaser Esmailzadeh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 777-804

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2023.359332.1349

Abstract
  This article examines the impact of European Union's (EU) Counter-Terrorism Strategy on European security, considering recent developments and challenges. This investigation seeks to ...  Read More
Scarcity & the EU Resilience-Building Capacity in Moldova by Stabilizing the Transnistrian Conflict
Scarcity & the EU Resilience-Building Capacity in Moldova by Stabilizing the Transnistrian Conflict

Roxana Niknami

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 567-603

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2023.354114.1333

Abstract
  Resilience-building within the EU borders is critical to ensure the security of European states. Moldova is one of the target areas for this policy due to the frozen Transnistrian conflict. ...  Read More
Iran's Position in Geopolitical Competition between China and India: Emphasizing the Role of Chabahar
Iran's Position in Geopolitical Competition between China and India: Emphasizing the Role of Chabahar

Moein Barzegarzadeh zarandi; Qiuomars Yazdanpanah Dero; Javad Etaat

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 343-369

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2023.348411.1317

Abstract
  The geopolitical competition between India on one hand and the China-Pakistan axis, on the other hand, have made various researchers investigate the different, unknown, and influential ...  Read More
Managing Infodemic on COVID-19 Related Issues: ‘Building Resilience to Misinformation’ in IRNA and FARS News agencies Instagram Pages
Managing Infodemic on COVID-19 Related Issues: ‘Building Resilience to Misinformation’ in IRNA and FARS News agencies Instagram Pages

Hamideh Molaei

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 367-398

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.335534.1255

Abstract
  The present article aims to investigate the modality of coverage and infodemic management regarding COVID 19 by the two Iranian mainstream media i.e., IRNA and Fars News Agency. To ...  Read More
Financialization of the American Dream in the 21st Century in the US as a World Leading Country
Financialization of the American Dream in the 21st Century in the US as a World Leading Country

Maryam Shariat; Hassan Hosseini

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 85-132

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.332623.1245

Abstract
  American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, which was first coined by James Truslow Adams in the 20th century, meaning everyone should have the opportunity to reach what ...  Read More
History and Political Geography of Central Europe: Explaining the Rise of Euroscepticism and Nativism in Visegrád 4 countries
History and Political Geography of Central Europe: Explaining the Rise of Euroscepticism and Nativism in Visegrád 4 countries

Seyed Nader Nourbakhsh; Seyed Abbas Ahmadi; Qiuomars Yazdanpanah Dero; Abdolreza Faraji Rad

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 773-808

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2021.322264.1209

Abstract
  The rise of the far right is one of the significant challenges facing European countries;  the growing Eurosceptic and nativist attitudes in Central Europe have resulted in transforming ...  Read More
EU Economic & Financial Sanctions against Iran and their Human Rights Implications
EU Economic & Financial Sanctions against Iran and their Human Rights Implications

Roxana Niknami

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 471-504

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.303333.1151

Abstract
  Since the advent of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the country has been continuously subject to severe sanctions by the Western countries, especially the United States. In all these ...  Read More
Brexit and the English School of International Relations: A Theoretical Study
Brexit and the English School of International Relations: A Theoretical Study

Mohammad Reza Saeid Abadi; Sam Mohammadpour

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 213-240

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2021.318224.1196

Abstract
  By causing a serious gap in the optimistic literature on European integration processes, Brexit has provided numerous challenges for international relations theorists. In this regard, ...  Read More
Diaspora Identity: A Profile of Iraqi Immigrants in the USA
Diaspora Identity: A Profile of Iraqi Immigrants in the USA

Mehdi Bahmani; Javad Etaat

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 95-132

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.310927.1178

Abstract
  Since the late 19th century, Iraqi immigrants have formed a community in the United States, which is widely known as a part of the Arab-Muslim diaspora in the country, while the reality ...  Read More
Iran’s Resistance Economy and Regional Integration
Iran’s Resistance Economy and Regional Integration

Tim Anderson

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 649-685

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.302621.1148

Abstract
  Iran’s ‘resistance economy’ is sometimes presented as defensive strategy. Despite Washington’s ‘New Middle East’ wars and the rapid evaporation ...  Read More
Congressional Foreign Policy Actors on the Two Iran Banking Sanction Laws during the Obama Administration
Congressional Foreign Policy Actors on the Two Iran Banking Sanction Laws during the Obama Administration

Mohammad Ali Mousavi; Marzieh Javadi Arjmand

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 687-730

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.245680.1040

Abstract
  The United States and Iran as former allies turned into adversaries after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Since then the United States has tried to contain Iran as a state ...  Read More
Medical Tourism Opportunities: Iran as a Destination Country for Azerbaijani Medical Tourists
Medical Tourism Opportunities: Iran as a Destination Country for Azerbaijani Medical Tourists

Kambiz Mokhtari; Mohammad Mohammadzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 789-837

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.300095.1140

Abstract
  The medical tourism industry comprises a combination of tourism and medical services and has attracted the attention of most developed and developing countries during the ...  Read More
Kurdish Movements and Distributive Power Structures: A Theoretical Model to Understand the Rise and Fall of Kurdish Movements
Kurdish Movements and Distributive Power Structures: A Theoretical Model to Understand the Rise and Fall of Kurdish Movements

Siamak Bahrami

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 839-877

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.296247.1134

Abstract
  Many studies have been conducted on the Kurds and their movements. Most authors have considered historical dimensions or applied limited theoretical variables, but have not ...  Read More
Baraza, The Space of Public Life in Stone Town of Zanzibar
Baraza, The Space of Public Life in Stone Town of Zanzibar

Naimeh Rezaei

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 517-549

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.291125.1123

Abstract
  One of the most important elements of public space in Stone Town of Zanzibar is the baraza. The baraza is the place where people sit, meet, talk, and even rest. In its simplest form, ...  Read More
Fragile States: the Birthplace of Non-State Armed Groups in West Asia
Fragile States: the Birthplace of Non-State Armed Groups in West Asia

Javad Sharbaf

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 233-270

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.282368.1107

Abstract
  Due to both internal and external factors, Western Asia has long been suffering from security tribulations and political instability. The institution of various military and militia ...  Read More
Institutional Analysis of Corruption Configurations in South-West Asian Countries: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)
Institutional Analysis of Corruption Configurations in South-West Asian Countries: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)

Masoueh Mahmoudian; Aliasghar Firozjayan; Mohammadreza Taleban

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 305-343

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.288546.1117

Abstract
  Considering corruption as one of the chronic harms of the administrative system, and the social factor affecting economic growth, the present study sought to explain, for the first ...  Read More
Israel Advocacy in the Academic Field: The Case of Terrorism Studies
Israel Advocacy in the Academic Field: The Case of Terrorism Studies

Elham Kadkhodaee

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 409-444

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.286488.1111

Abstract
  Research on the special relationship between the United States and Israel has usually been focused on strategic aspects, whilst fewer scholars have focused on non-material dimensions ...  Read More
Reassessing Britain’s Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf in 1971 and its Military Return in 2014
Reassessing Britain’s Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf in 1971 and its Military Return in 2014

Hessameddin Vaez-Zadeh; Reza Javadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 1-44

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.278750.1101

Abstract
  The primary concern of this research is to reassess the British foreign policy, focusing on its military withdrawal in 1971 from the Persian Gulf and its return in 2014. The Persian ...  Read More
Iran and Security Complex in the Persian Gulf
Iran and Security Complex in the Persian Gulf

Fatemeh Shayan

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 45-73

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.276060.1094

Abstract
  This article enters into the debate on the link between security and identity by looking at the security context in the states surrounding the Persian Gulf, particularly Iran. Earlier ...  Read More
The Rise and Fall of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
The Rise and Fall of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Hamed Mousavi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 75-107

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.272092.1077

Abstract
  This article examines the rise and fall of the Peace Process and questions the reason for which the United States of America was successful in bringing the two sides to the negotiating ...  Read More
New Global Governance and the Future of the State Institution in the Middle East
New Global Governance and the Future of the State Institution in the Middle East

Siamak Bahrami

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 735-774

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.260336.1060

Abstract
  Changes in the international system, along with crises in the Middle East and the emergence of inefficient states coexisting with religious and racial groups in the region, make one ...  Read More
A Qualitative Content Analysis of US Foreign Policy towards Cuba during Barack Obama’s Administration: Hegemony or Leadership?
A Qualitative Content Analysis of US Foreign Policy towards Cuba during Barack Obama’s Administration: Hegemony or Leadership?

Mohammad Ali Mousavi; Elaheh Nourigholamizadeh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 445-481

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.69040

Abstract
  The United States’ relations with Cuba are rooted in the US intervention in the process of Cuba’s independence from Spain in the 1890s. The US preserved its interest-based ...  Read More