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U.S Offensive Policy toward Iran’s Security in the Middle East and Persian Gulf after 33 day’s War

Abstract U.S foreign policy interests in the Middle East and Persian Gulf region has always had three components: economy, security and politics. It is not overstated to stress the centrality of energy resources in the economic sector as a predominant factor. In this context, securing access to energy and the flow of oil become vital for world economic prosperity. The ...

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Geographic Explanation of Foundations of the Identity at Local, National, and Global Scales

Abstract Human being as a social creature is always interacting with his “place” of living. In fact, “place” is part of the earth which has a variety of connections, communication networks, or social processes acting at three main local, national, and global geographic scales. Although in humanities, identity is considered as a social phenomenon, in geography, it is the results ...

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The Role Of Border Markets In Regional Security Case study: Bashmagh Border Market in Marivan, Iran

Abstract International boundaries have their own specific characteristics among which underdevelopment, privation, economic and cultural inequality are of the main features of border regions of Iran, leading to insecurity in these areas.  Iran has land and water frontiers with 15 countries of which some are penetrable with respect to illegal transportation of individuals and commodities and etc., menacing their economic, ...

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An Outlook on Energy Cooperation Approaches in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Region

Abstract In twentieth century, especially during the Cold War era, the two ideas of Nationalism and Internationalism were the main competitor approaches in different schools of thought in the field of international studies. However, global integration between states and nations from economic, cultural, and communicational aspects has created a new magnificent world which is more integrated and the interests of ...

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Explanation of the Structural and Functional Characteristics of Geographical Buffer Spaces

Abstract Some geographical areas, in order to prevent the possibility of direct contact and conflict between rival powers, often by mutual or unilateral agreements, function as buffer spaces. These powers are then committed not to trespass on any spaces or take control of them. Buffers as geographical phenomena are as old as mankind, but there have been no academic studies ...

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An Analysis of the Viability of the South Asian States; A Study in Political Geography

Abstract A state is said to be politically viable only when its territory and humanity are organized together, as a single unit in terms of a particular, distinctive idea, i.e. the ‘state-idea’ which justifies the existence of the particular state incorporating the diverse regions into it; the state must have a raison d’être-reason for existence. Viability is a measure of ...

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Concept of Territory in Global Era

Abstract Territory is one of the essential pillars of political geography. But, there are a lot of discussion about dissubjectivity and unimportance of territory at the age of globalization. The discourses about deterritorialization have attracted the academic and scientific groups so much that some believe that Globalization equals deterritorialization. This article with a neo-realism approach has tried to analyze the ...

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Spatial Wide Spread of Democracy Phenomenon in the World

Abstract Nowadays, democracy has become one of the concerns of different governments and people in the world. In this case, some countries have managed to provide this kind of government in its best form for the people residing within their border. Such countries have also managed to provide high levels of security in social, political and economic arenas for their ...

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Palestinian Issue and the Security Council of UN:Use of Veto Prevents the Establishment of International Peace

Abstract The Occupied Palestinian Territories have been a source of conflict for much of the twentieth century. The Palestinian Issue for the UN and especially for the Security Council (SC) is a main challenge which menaces continuously the international peace and security in the World. As our major question, we desire to elaborate the role and the policies of the ...

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Regional Cooperation Model in the Horizon of Outlook Plan

Abstract This study attempts to answer question addressing significance of regionistic view and foundation as well as background of the development trend of regional cooperation all over the world. Impacts of various markets – based cooperation scenarios or those of state – run on this model along with exploring the features of the most appropriate common model for regional cooperation ...

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