Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF THE MARCO AND STRATEGIC POLICIES   SPRING 2016 , Volume 4 , Number 13; Page(s) 169 To 203.
 
Paper: 

IRAN’S ROLE AND POSITION IN THE WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN ASIA

 
 
Author(s):  YASOURI MAJID, SEJOUDI MARYAM
 
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Abstract: 

Strategic areas, influential countries in this regions and predicting the behavior and movement of this countries and in general investigation of different aspects of them have always been one of the most important issues and intellectual concern of thinkers from different fields. Iran as a regional country can play an important role using its national and geographical power. This role will be influential in politics and regional order and if the role is accomplished it will be an important factor for promoting the position and organizing the orientation of Iran's foreign policy in the coming years. The population considered in this study is the countries located in the region of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Small Middle East, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The aim of this study is to determine the role, status and strategic position of Iran in the different indicators among regional countries in the current situation, so that it image the procedure of movement of Iran and continuation of its path for achieving the goals of Iran’s vision plan on horizon 1404. Hence the rank of Iran among the other regional countries are compared and evaluated. The method of study is cross-sectional analysis and library method of data collection is used based on documentations provided by international organizations. Studies show that there are significant differences between the regional countries on the ground of possessing the studied indicators. Despite good progress in some parts, according to Iran’s long-term plan to reach the top spot in the area and also the capabilities and potential advantages to realize the aspirations of plan vision, Iran is far from achieving the regional top ranking and in the current situation needs to strengthen and equip the most of indicators that represent its development. So in the end we try to achieve a solution to realize Iran's position on the vision plan on horizon 1404.

 
Keyword(s): IRAN, STRATEGIC ROLE, TOP POSITIONS IN THE REGION, REGIONAL COUNTRIES
 
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