Research Articles

Iran’s National Security and Operational Capability



The Islamic Republic of Iran has faced many domestic and foreign policy challenges since its adevent four decades ago. It has managed not only to survive these challenges so far, but also to expand its regional influence. It has sought to ensure its national security by building its hard and soft power within an asymmetrical warfare strategy, designed so that its response to an external attack makes that assault very costly for its perpetrator. This article seeks to elucidate and analyse the Islamic Republic’s capability in this respect.


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  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 18–30
  • DOI: 10.31374/sjms.29
  • Submitted on 13 Mar 2019
  • Accepted on 11 Dec 2019
  • Published on 20 Feb 2020
  • Peer Reviewed