Iran-Israel Security Competition in West Asia

Zohreh Ghadbeigy, Maryam Jafari


West Asia as a geopolitical and geostrategic region is of particular importance in the equations of the world system and its developments have attracted the attention of regional powers, including Iran and Israel, and trans-regional powers; Therefore, Israel as a domineering regime and the Islamic Republic of Iran as an independent state is trying to manage the developments in this strategic region by using their hardware and software capacities to their advantage. Iran-Israel relations have had many ups and downs since the establishment of this regime. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, their relations were completely severed and their relationship entered a new round of overt regional and international competition. Using the theory of defensive and offensive realism, this research seeks to answer the main question of the research: What is the security competition between Iran and Israel in West Asia? Therefore, it is hypothesized that Iran competes with a defensive approach and Israel with an offensive approach in the security, political-military, economic and cultural-ideological fields. 


Realism; Security Competitions; West Asia; Iran; Israel

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