Research Paper
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
Research Paper
Kyoto’s Glocal Identity: Establishing Balance between Identity Change and Persistence
2. 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
Research Paper
An Analysis of the Patterns of Policymaking in Iraq’s National Security During the Period of the Ba’ath Party’s Rule
3. 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
Research Paper
The Rise of the Military and the Prospects of Politico-Economic Developments in Egypt
4. The Rise of the Military and the Prospects of Politico-Economic Developments in Egypt

Javad Sharbaf; Mohammad Abdolkhani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 85-112

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.62281

Abstract
  Although the 2011 uprisings in Egypt led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak, they have not yet been able to change the nature of the country’s political system. A year after the country’s ...  Read More
Research Paper
The Non-Aligned Movement and Nuclear Disarmament: Stance and Actions
5. The Non-Aligned Movement and Nuclear Disarmament: Stance and Actions

Hossien Sharifi Tarazkohi; Iman Khosravi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 113-138

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.62282

Abstract
  The emergence of nuclear weapons as a new actor in international relations has introduced a new area in the international security arena. Since the appearance of these weapons, there ...  Read More
Research Paper
Examining the Social Basis of the Far-right Parties in Europe
6. Examining the Social Basis of the Far-right Parties in Europe

Mohammad Javad Mohammadi; Seyed Nader Nourbakhsh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 139-174

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2017.62283

Abstract
  Far-right parties have been increasingly spreading throughout Europe since 1980s; they have attracted the attention of many voters, especially the youth and the workers by campaigning ...  Read More