نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار، گروه جغرافیای سیاسی دانشگاه خوارزمی، تهران، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Iran is the biggest country around the Persian Gulf and one of the biggest countries in the Middle East. Henceforth, it has a high capacity to play role as a regional power in the region and follows the goal of accepting that by the countries in the regional and trans-regional domain. However, the increasing regional power of Iran changes the balance of power in this geographic zone and is followed by reactions of others because the more power gaps increases, the more threat will be felt and the more resistance will weak countries show against accepting the role of Iran. The feeling of fear created in this situation will limit the regional maneuver space, intensifies dependence of weak countries on other transregional powers and set the ground for presence of the foreigners. This will lead to creation of an unfriendly atmosphere. The present study wants to suggest a proper strategy following which leads to neutralization of the present atmosphere of fear from Iran (so called Iran phobia) and removal of sensitivity about the presence and acting of Iran. Following the strategy of inspirational leadership, cooperation and collective agreement can neutralize or decrease the threatening space.
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