Analysis of Ahmadinejad Government's Foreign Policy According to the Critical Theory of International Relations

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The goal of this article is the analysis of Ahmadinejad government's foreign policy according to the critical theory of international relations. Whether it seems foreign policy of Mahmood Ahmadinejad, government is different from his before and after governments. Perhaps it could be provided more detailed and objective analysis from foreign policy of Islamic Republic of Iran during Ahmadinejad government, according to the critical theory of international relations. Accordingly, the main question of the article is: How can analyze foreign policy of Ahmadinejad, according to the critical theory of international relations. It is assumed the critical theory of international relations has the ability and feature for foreign policy of Ahmadinejad. It seems that foreign policy of Ahmadinejad government criticized unjust and hegemonic structure of international system. Therefore it can be said, in negative form (what should not be),foreign policy of Ahmadinejad government is so matched with critical theory of international relations. In contrast, the critical theory wants to rebuild international system based on modern rationality, but it seems the goal of Ahmadinejad government is rebuilding international system based on the interests of developing countries in general and Islamic countries especially Shia in particular. This article is cross-sectional, that is done for ''adaption of theory with case'' and '' test of theory with case''.


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