Resistance Orientation in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN.

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN.

3 MSc. Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN.

Abstract

States always attempt to select the orientation in their foreign policy, which provides the best national and security interests. Therefore, the relationship between foreign policy orientation and national security and benefits is one of the complicated issues, requiring extensive research. The Islamic Republic considers the creation and maintenance of regional and international peace and security, subject to adoption and orientation, and discourse of resistance in its foreign policy and in the form of a paradigm of dealing with domination. The resistance orientation in the way of model-based and power-based model of a narrative of the Islamic revolution and its purpose is grounded in authority and international policy relations. In this regard, the present study aimed to answer the question what goals does the Islamic Republic of Iran pursue by adopting resistance orientation in its foreign policy?’ the research hypothesis is based on the fact that the most crucial goal of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to take up the orientation of resistance in foreign policy, provide ontological security and sustain revolutionary - Islamic identity, independence, domination, peace, and justice.

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