Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
After the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, there have been signs of an about-turn to the first form (19th century) of international order in a world, which practically lacks a hegemonic power.
Migratory movements were old as mankind itself. International migration has been changed to some novelties in recent trends, and one of these consists in the increase of female migration. There is extensive literature on gender and migration which try to redress the notion of movement with the gender-based lens to analyze how women and men’s migration experiences differ in various aspects such as adaptation strategies, remittance, and decision-making process.
Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership.
The connection of an anti-Iran exile group to senior members in the Trump administration may explain why the US president has taken such a hostile line towards the Islamic Republic, declaring it a «number one state sponsor of terrorism» and slapping new sanctions on Tehran.
Despite their escalating rhetoric, neither Iran nor the United States has the incentive nor the ability to take the new cycle of tension to a military confrontation.
Following the latest ballistic missile test by Iran in which the country test-fired its Khorramshahr missile at a location near the central city of Semnan in late January 2017, and also following an attack on a Saudi Arabian warship off the coast of Yemen by Houthis Ansarullah fighters, the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced that Iran has been officially “put on notice.”
One of the recent global developments, which is still at the top of the world news is the recent presidential election in the United States, which has elicited various reactions and quotes, as well as a wide range of sentiments from shock and awe to admiration and praise.
The “truths” the US peddles should be questioned since they are derived from the fantasy that Iran is expansionist, the US acts rationally, and the Islamic Republic is evil.
Professor Tim Anderson is a distinguished author and senior lecturer of political economy at the University of Sydney, Australia. In an interview with Khamenei.ir, he answers questions about the Syrian crisis, the Astana peace talks as well as the role of Iran, Russia and Turkey in the peace process.
Behzad Ahmadi Lafouraki
Just a few days after Britons voted for their country to get out of the European Union (EU), the EU presented its new strategy document as the main framework for redefining the bloc’s future common foreign and security policy. The question is “what are the main points of this strategy and to what extent these main points are related to Iran’s role?” It must be noted that the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy has been based on five main principles, which include peace, security, prosperity and progress, democracy and the rule of law. Due to many reasons, these values are related to the role that Iran plays not only in West Asia region, but also at global level.