Research Paper
Fragile States: the Birthplace of Non-State Armed Groups in West Asia
1. 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
Research Paper
'The Cup of Kindness’? Dominant Social Norms and Muslims’ Social Integration in Scotland
2. '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
Research Paper
Institutional Analysis of Corruption Configurations in South-West Asian Countries: A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)
3. 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 , Spring 2019, Pages 305-343

http://dx.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
Research Paper
Hindu-Muslim Relationship in Bollywood in post 26/11: A Content Analysis of Movies (2008-2018)
4. Hindu-Muslim Relationship in Bollywood in post 26/11: A Content Analysis of Movies (2008-2018)

Maziar Mozaffari Falarti; Hamideh Molaei; Asra Karim

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 345-377

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.276334.1092

Abstract
  This study investigates the representations of Hindu-Muslim relationship in Bollywood movies from 2008 to 2018. It is assumed that after 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, which are known ...  Read More
Research Paper
Sport behind Public Diplomacy; Functional Components of Sport Diplomacy in Iran
5. Sport behind Public Diplomacy; Functional Components of Sport Diplomacy in Iran

Arash Dousti; Reza Saboonchi; Mahdi Shariati Feizabadi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 379-407

http://dx.doi.org/10.22059/wsps.2020.287479.1116

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to identify the role of sport as a soft power for Iran to facilitate its diplomatic relations after the nuclear deal. The research method used in this study ...  Read More
Research Paper
Israel Advocacy in the Academic Field: The Case of Terrorism Studies
6. Israel Advocacy in the Academic Field: The Case of Terrorism Studies

Elham Kadkhodaee

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

http://dx.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