Oil Price Shocks and Russia’s Economic Growth: The Impacts and Policies for Overcoming Them
1. Oil Price Shocks and Russia’s Economic Growth: The Impacts and Policies for Overcoming Them

Liudmila Popova; Farkhondeh Jabalameli; Ehsan Rasoulinezhad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 1-31

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.62277

Abstract
  Considering Russia’s rich and vast oil resources, this country is one of the world’s greatest producers and exporters of this nonrenewable energy resource, and like other ...  Read More
Religious-Secular Cleavage and Political Stability in Israel
2. Religious-Secular Cleavage and Political Stability in Israel

Jalil Dara; Ebrahim Moslemi Arimi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-33

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.65217

Abstract
  Due to its artificial and unnatural structure, Israeli society has since the beginning of its establishment, been a context for the emergence of different kinds of cleavages and tensions. ...  Read More
Reassessing Britain’s Withdrawal from the Persian Gulf in 1971 and its Military Return in 2014
3. 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 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-44

http://dx.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
The United States National Security Strategy under Bush and Obama: Continuity and Change
4. The United States National Security Strategy under Bush and Obama: Continuity and Change

Mohammad Jamshidi; Farnaz Noori

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

http://dx.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
Muslims’ Experience of Islamophobia in Major Scottish Cities: Different Experiences and Diverse Perceptions
5. Muslims’ Experience of Islamophobia in Major Scottish Cities: Different Experiences and Diverse Perceptions

Reza Bagheri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 189-223

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.245601.1039

Abstract
  According to some researchers (Hopkins, 2004a; Hopkins & Smith, 2008), there is a perception among certain Muslims that anti-Muslim racism is higher in areas where there is a high ...  Read More
Political Culture and Iran`s Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Iran`s Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad and Rouhani
6. Political Culture and Iran`s Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Iran`s Foreign Policy during Ahmadinejad and Rouhani

Amir Haji Yousefi

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

http://dx.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
Fragile States: the Birthplace of Non-State Armed Groups in West Asia
7. Fragile States: the Birthplace of Non-State Armed Groups in West Asia

Javad Sharbaf

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

http://dx.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
The Different Layers of Islam in Interaction with Politics: a Comparative Analysis of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey
8. The Different Layers of Islam in Interaction with Politics: a Comparative Analysis of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Mohammad Samiei

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 383-406

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.69037

Abstract
  This study attempts to assess the different ways through which Islam as a religion can impact politics. In fact, the notion that is collectively labeled as Islam and its re-interpretation ...  Read More
Obama’s Counterterrorism Policy and the Washington Post’s Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media-State Interaction
9. 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 , Summer 2019, , Pages 445-481

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.266827.1069

Abstract
  American mass media’s relation with the US government in foreign policy decision-making has been the subject of numerous studies in the interdisciplinary field of political ...  Read More
Knowledge Politics of the American Academia on Women’s Citizenship in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Islamoromic vs. Islamoveritic Understandings
10. Knowledge Politics of the American Academia on Women’s Citizenship in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Islamoromic vs. Islamoveritic Understandings

Zohreh Nosrat Kharazmi; Saied Reza Ameli

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 573-603

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.261623.1061

Abstract
  Islam’s view on gender issues and the status of Muslim women has been growingly among the controversial topics in the American universities in recent decades. The rise of political ...  Read More
Iran’s Resistance Economy and Regional Integration
11. Iran’s Resistance Economy and Regional Integration

Tim Anderson

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

http://dx.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
Kyoto’s Glocal Identity: Establishing Balance between Identity Change and Persistence
12. Kyoto’s Glocal Identity: Establishing Balance between Identity Change and Persistence

Saied Reza Ameli; Fatemeh Azimzadeh Mousavi; Sara Sajjadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 33-59

http://dx.doi.org/0.22059/wsps.2017.62279

Abstract
  Kyoto is a miniature of Japan; through centuries of experience and persistence, it has maintained the symbols of the country’s civil and cultural identity. The city has demonstrated ...  Read More
Iran’s Foreign Policy Approaches toward International Organizations
13. Iran’s Foreign Policy Approaches toward International Organizations

Hossein Karimifard

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

http://dx.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
Iran and Security Complex in the Persian Gulf
14. Iran and Security Complex in the Persian Gulf

Fatemeh Shayan

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

http://dx.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
A Theoretical Study of Solidarity in American Society: The Case of the “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy
15. A Theoretical Study of Solidarity in American Society: The Case of the “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy

Fatemeh Mohammadi; Hamed Mousavi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 199-222

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.241241.1022

Abstract
  The paper uses the case study of the controversy regarding the construction of a mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Manhattan, New York, to analyze the different ...  Read More
The Impact of Israeli Think Tanks on Israel's Foreign Policy (2006-2017)
16. The Impact of Israeli Think Tanks on Israel's Foreign Policy (2006-2017)

Asadollah Athary Maryan; Ehsan Ejazi

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

http://dx.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
'The Cup of Kindness’? Dominant Social Norms and Muslims’ Social Integration in Scotland
17. 'The Cup of Kindness’? Dominant Social Norms and Muslims’ Social Integration in Scotland

Reza Bagheri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 271-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.275121.1089

Abstract
  Since the 9/11 bombings in New York, and the 7/7 bombings in London, Muslims’ integration in the UK has been under intense scrutiny. Muslim integration, however, has long been ...  Read More
Reasons behind the Failure of Right to Peace in Today’s World
18. Reasons behind the Failure of Right to Peace in Today’s World

Sajedeh Akbarpoor; Gholam Hossein Masoud; Masoud Akhavanfard

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 407-443

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.69039

Abstract
  The right to peace and global security are considered as critical rights and necessities for human life, the realization of which requires support of the global society. Initially, ...  Read More
Fiction and Politics of Islamophobia: A Case Study of Greg Hrbek’s Not on Fire, but Burning
19. Fiction and Politics of Islamophobia: A Case Study of Greg Hrbek’s Not on Fire, but Burning

Seyed Mohammad Marandi; Seyed Habib Mousavi; Zeinab Ghasemi Tari

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 483-516

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.286634.1113

Abstract
  Islamophobia is defined as a closed-minded hatred, fear or prejudice toward Islam and Muslims that result in discrimination, marginalization, and oppression. This phenomenon was strengthened ...  Read More
The Prospect of the United States and Saudi Arabia Relations In light of Khashoggi Murder
20. The Prospect of the United States and Saudi Arabia Relations In light of Khashoggi Murder

Zahra Aghamohammadi; ali omidi

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2019.256100.1054

Abstract
  given to the Pivot to Asia doctrine in the Obama and Trump Administrations, the decline of Washington's dependence on Saudi oil, as well as some important events such as the murdering ...  Read More
Congressional Foreign Policy Actors on the Two Iran Banking Sanction Laws during the Obama Administration
21. 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 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 687-730

http://dx.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
An Analysis of the Patterns of Policymaking in Iraq’s National Security During the Period of the Ba’ath Party’s Rule
22. An Analysis of the Patterns of Policymaking in Iraq’s National Security During the Period of the Ba’ath Party’s Rule

Yasir Abdulzahra Othman

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 61-84

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.62280

Abstract
  Relying on its partisan principles and values, the Ba’athist regime– the period when Saddam Hussein was in charge in Iraq– sought a powerful government. Not respecting ...  Read More
Dearborn-Detroit Michigan: Ethnography of Faith and the U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy Axis
23. Dearborn-Detroit Michigan: Ethnography of Faith and the U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy Axis

Hassan Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 69-86

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2018.65219

Abstract
  The relationship between ethnic and faith communities in the United States and domestic forces relating to a converging and diverging social contract on the one hand, and US foreign, ...  Read More
The Rise and Fall of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
24. The Rise and Fall of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Hamed Mousavi

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

http://dx.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
A Review of the Performance of the International Atomic Energy Agency Regarding Pakistan’s Nuclear Activities
25. A Review of the Performance of the International Atomic Energy Agency Regarding Pakistan’s Nuclear Activities

Hossein Moein Abadi Bidgoli; Mohammad Davand

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 223-253

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.242257.1031

Abstract
  Among the significant issues of the subcontinental region, one can refer to the concern over Pakistan’s inability to maintain the security of its nuclear facilities, the illegal ...  Read More