A Futuristic Look at the Threats Facing the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Yasser Shamani , Sajjad Farhang


In the international system, powerful countries have been constantly struggling to gain and maintain global hegemony, and trying to expand and strengthen their power and weaken the elements and components of competing power and eliminate them. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the US had this power struggle as well. In the end, it was the United States that managed to defeat the Soviet Union through a series of strategic actions. Following the Soviet Union collapse, the United States, as the claimant of the world hegemony needed external enemy. So, to create internal cohesion and set up the international actions, the Us introduced Iran, Afghanistan, and North Korea as the axis of evil and its external enemies so started to confront them. Using futuristic approach and historical information, this study has examined the US actions toward the collapse of the former Soviet Union while it refers to the similarities between the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Soviet Union because both of them are ideological and hostile towards the US. Later, using library and internet resources, it studies the American actions against Iran. Finally, threats to IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) have been descriptively analyzed and some optimistic and pessimistic scenarios are presented for each enumerated threat.

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