On the afternoon of February 11, the Tehran Radio made a historic statement: “This is the voice of Iran, the voice of true Iran, the voice of the Islamic Revolution.” The loud voices of millions of Iranians silenced the 53-year-old dynasty and the 2,500-year-old monarchy. Their revolution became a watershed event that heralded the return […]
THE PARADOX OF PEACE & SECURITY
Today there are many global security problems in the world related to different fields like public health, economy, politics, religion etc. and all states have their national security policies in order to provide security inside their borders. According to the securitization theory, these national security policies of states are not naturally given but carefully designed by politicians. And political issues are constituted by a ‘securitizing actor’ as extremely dangerous, menacing, threatening, and alarming problems to be immediately dealt with.
SOUTH OSSETIA DILEMMA
Russia is concerned about growing Western influence in former Soviet Republics and believes that the US aims to use these countries as pawns in order to continue its former Containment Policy after the Cold War. This idea pursued a five-day war in 2008 with a former Soviet Republic, Georgia, which was developing a friendly relationship with NATO at that time and more importantly the US. The war occurred over the question of who do the autonomous territories South Ossetia and Abkhazia belonged to.