Iran and the security of the Persian Gulf after the 2003 Opportunities and Challenges
Risalat al-huquq Journal,
2015, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 236-276
AbstractOccupies Iran an important position and weight strategically in the context of relations of regional balance in the Gulf region, and Iran put itself as a regional power in the framework of the interactions of political and security situation in the region, The Iranian foreign policy since the reign of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, seeking to play the role of filling the security vacuum in the region, and promote this role, especially after the 1991 Gulf War and it has achieved several gains for Iran and regional interests have been activeing the broad hopes to play the role of prominent regional and international standing.This paper deals with security of the Arabian Gulf after major transformations in the region after 2003, a superiority in size, evolution and impact the overall witnessed the Gulf region throughout its history, including the American occupation of Iraq in 2003. Challenges are not limited to threats from regional powers or international, but extended to include direct security threats stem primarily from within the region and include the increasing wave of violence and terrorism. Find reviews visions of Iran posed to the security of the Arabian Gulf, and comes in the forefront of the idea of a defensive system in the form of NATO includes key countries in the Gulf and in particular the countries with which Iran has strong ties. As well as research deals with the opportunities that are available to Iran in order to formulate a vision of their own security are in their own interests and keep all the power, or at least neutralized, whether regional or international influence, as well as the consequences that may be an obstacle to the aspirations of Iran's security in the Arabian Gulf..
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