Netanyahu’s Rhetoric on Iran: Securitization or Sincere Expression of Fear
Netanyahu’s Rhetoric on Iran: Securitization or Sincere Expression of Fear

Mohammad Soltaninejad

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2022

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.347209.1313

Abstract
  Studies on securitization theory have neglected the fact that securitization is in place only when it is proven that expression of fear is insincere. A number of indicators can be retrieved ...  Read More
Trump’s Cognition and His Unorthodox Foreign Policy Approach
Trump’s Cognition and His Unorthodox Foreign Policy Approach

Homeira Moshirzadeh; Shayan Afrasiabi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 433-472

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.340537.1291

Abstract
  In many aspects, U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy-making was in sharp contrast with that of his predecessors, particularly post-WWII presidents. His hostility ...  Read More
A Key Principle or a Key Partner? The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Africa
A Key Principle or a Key Partner? The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Policy towards Africa

Reza Bagheri

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 473-506

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.328449.1236

Abstract
  According to Iran's constitution, expanding relations with Africa has always been one of the strategic principles in the country’s foreign policy; all previous presidents have ...  Read More
The Implications of “Strategic Loneliness” for Iran’s Geopolitics: Inevitable or Constructed?
The Implications of “Strategic Loneliness” for Iran’s Geopolitics: Inevitable or Constructed?

Mahdi Ahouie

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 507-544

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.335019.1252

Abstract
  This paper pays particular attention to three critical junctures in Iran’s contemporary history: The Russo-Persian wars of the 19th century, Iran’s occupation by the Allies ...  Read More
A Spiral of Distrust: Contingencies of US Decisions in 1978–79 and the Emergence of an Anti-American Path in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Policy
A Spiral of Distrust: Contingencies of US Decisions in 1978–79 and the Emergence of an Anti-American Path in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Policy

Mohammad Samiei; Janice Webster

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 47-82

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2022.335584.1256

Abstract
  The anti-American inclination of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy-making is well established, and the bitter aspects of the two nation’s history well known. ...  Read More
Power from Revolution: The Configuration and Evolution of Iran’s Political Identity Reflected in the Supreme Leaders’ Hajj Messages
Power from Revolution: The Configuration and Evolution of Iran’s Political Identity Reflected in the Supreme Leaders’ Hajj Messages

Mohammad Samiei; Na Shao-Qian

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 437-470

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2021.313660.1183

Abstract
  This research sheds light on what has constituted and defined Iran’s post-revolutionary political identity and provides insights into its development with important socio-political ...  Read More
Exploring Reactions in Paris and Berlin to the US withdrawal from the JCPOA
Exploring Reactions in Paris and Berlin to the US withdrawal from the JCPOA

Issa Adeli

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 347-378

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2021.314966.1187

Abstract
  Germany and France are often viewed as the EU pillars in their common European foreign policy. After Brexit, their role has become even more significant. Consequently, the Euro-Atlantic ...  Read More
U.S. Strategy toward Africa and Trump's Rivalry Competition: A Neo-Classical Approach
U.S. Strategy toward Africa and Trump's Rivalry Competition: A Neo-Classical Approach

Atefeh Toghyani; Amirbahram Arabahmadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 177-212

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.304947.1160

Abstract
  This article illustrates the fact that the U.S. administration's behavior toward Africa has always been shaped by the conception of rivalries' presence, rather than the potentials of ...  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
Obama’s Counterterrorism Policy and the Washington Post’s Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media-State Interaction
Obama’s Counterterrorism Policy and the Washington Post’s Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media-State Interaction

Saeid Reza Ameli; Touraj Shiralilou

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 445-481

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.266827.1069

Abstract
  American mass media’s relation with the US government in foreign policydecision-making has been the subject of numerous studies in the interdisciplinaryfield of political communication. ...  Read More
Saudi Arabia’s Aggressive Oil Policy against Iran (2011-2016)
Saudi Arabia’s Aggressive Oil Policy against Iran (2011-2016)

Saeed Mirtorabi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 199-232

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.273394.1085

Abstract
  Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been engaged in heated rivalry and conflict in the Middle East. These two regional powers are both major oil-exporting countries; in major foreign policy ...  Read More
The Prospect of the United States and Saudi Arabia Relations in Light of Khashoggi Murder
The Prospect of the United States and Saudi Arabia Relations in Light of Khashoggi Murder

Zahra Aghamohammadi; Ali Omidi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 605-632

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.256100.1054

Abstract
  A decade after the establishment of the Saudi regime Riyadh and Washington constructed a strategic alliance between themselves in 1945. On the other hand, given the “Pivot to ...  Read More
Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” Policy (2011- 2016): the Case of China
Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” Policy (2011- 2016): the Case of China

Hassan Hosseini; Mohammad Ali Mousavi; Mohammad Khosh Haikal Azad

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 633-674

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.257644.1056

Abstract
  It has been argued and stated that the 21st century is America's Pacific Century, the century or millennium of Asia, and century or era of China, the inevitable superpower. This paper ...  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
Iran and Egypt: Emotionally Constructed Identities and the Failure to Rebuild Relations
Iran and Egypt: Emotionally Constructed Identities and the Failure to Rebuild Relations

Mohammad Soltaninejad

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 483-506

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.69041

Abstract
  Nearly four decades after Iranian-Egyptian diplomatic relations were severed, the two countries are yet to restore them. This is a result of the predominance of certain negative emotional ...  Read More
Political Culture and Iran`s Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Iran`s Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad and Rouhani
Political Culture and Iran`s Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Iran`s Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad and Rouhani

Amir Mohammad Haji Yousefi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 225-245

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.238014.1013

Abstract
  Political culture represents a society`s widely held, traditional values and its fundamental practices; foreign policy decision makers tend to make policies that are compatible with ...  Read More
The Impact of Israeli Think Tanks on Israel's Foreign Policy (2006-2017)
The Impact of Israeli Think Tanks on Israel's Foreign Policy (2006-2017)

Asadollah Athary Maryan; Ehsan Ejazi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 247-285

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.240061.1019

Abstract
  In the modern world, government policy makers engage in the decision making process to pursue the interests of their countries. Think tanks play a significant role in this complicated ...  Read More
A Security Effective Structure for National Defense in the 21st Century
A Security Effective Structure for National Defense in the 21st Century

Qiuomars Yazdanpanah Dero

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 355-381

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.238126.1014

Abstract
  In accordance with human necessities and deep attention into security, research studies have today became an irrefutable necessity in this area. It is noted that traditional concepts ...  Read More
Iran’s Foreign Policy Approaches toward International Organizations
Iran’s Foreign Policy Approaches toward International Organizations

Hossein Karimifard

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 35-68

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.65218

Abstract
  Iran’s foreign policy toward international organizations has always oscillated between divergence and convergence, depending on the status of the country in question and the statesmen's ...  Read More
The United States National Security Strategy under Bush and Obama: Continuity and Change
The United States National Security Strategy under Bush and Obama: Continuity and Change

Mohammad Jamshidi; Farnaz Noori

Volume 1, Issue 2 , October 2017, , Pages 175-197

https://doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.23675.1010

Abstract
  The foreign policy of states determines the way they behave in the international arena. Accurate analysis of official foreign policy documents of a country is helpful in that it shows ...  Read More