American Political Scientist and the author of The Clash of Civilization and The Remaking of world Order Professor Samuel P. Huntington hypothesized that ‘in the post-cold war world, the major conflicts would be no more among the nation-states, but among the cultures/civilizations’. According to his thesis, the geography of modern world is appeared in eight cultural entities which are Western, Orthodox, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, African, Latin American, Sinic, and Japanese. He argued that the primary axis of conflict in future would be along these cultural lines. Taking in view the current development at the eve of 2020, the assassination of Iranian major general Qasim Soulemani has led to rethink the thesis of the clash of civilizations. If the tensions between US and Iran are converted into a full-fledged war, this war would not be merely fought between the two, but would be appeared as a cultural war that would be fought between two civilizations: Islamic and Western. The rise of a bloc between Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar and Pakistan has united the Islamic Civilization that can be a major force of conflicts in this decade. It is realism that the interest of every state varies from others but the forces like culture and civilization brings them all on a one page. However, if the war erupts between US and Iran, it would truly be a global conflict. The sour relations between US and Iran are not newer; it has a history of almost 40 years. But the diplomatic relations torn apart when President Trump, unilaterally, withdrawn from the so-called JCPOA also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal signed between Iran and the major global powers. However, due to Iran mutual understanding with China, Russia and EU countries, it remained loyal to the deal. But soon after an illegal assassination of Iranian general by violating the sovereignty of Bhagdad, Iran has also appeared to be no more committed with nuclear deal. According to some nuclear research agencies, Iran is just a few considerable distance away from having uranium enriched weapons. And yes, it is obvious that nuclear weapons are threat to the world peace more than its work of deterrence. In a retaliation of drone strike that killed Iranian general, Iran launched 12 ballistic missiles on US military bases in Iraq that resulted in no any US troop’s causalities, but 176 innocent lives. So, it reflects Iran is not so much secure to have nuclear weapons at the moment as it has affiliation with major military organizations in the region. At the end, the peace of the world is in the hands of radical leaders, they the people who can get them out of power. US and Iran must look forward towards table to deescalate the crisis in order to avoid a civilization warfare.
The Clash of Civilizations between Iran and the US
American Political Scientist and the author of The Clash of Civilization and The Remaking of world Order Professor Samuel P. Huntington hypothesized that ‘in the post-cold war world, the major conflicts would be no more among the nation-states, but among the cultures/civilizations’. According to his thesis, the geography of modern world is appeared in eight […]