International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Impact of Iranian Geopolitical Situation on the Iranian – Arab Relations (2011-2018)
Dr. Sayel Falah Miqdad Al-Sarhan, Dr. Amin Ali Al-Azzam

This research aims to shed light on the importance of the role of the Iranian geopolitical situation on Iranian Arab relations, and whether it has a positive or negative impact on cooperative interactions. The researchers used the role approach and the functional approach within the light of geopolitics situation, as it helps to link the variables of the study. After the analysis process, the researcher found several results, the most important of which were: This geopolitical situation of Iran created a conflict situation with some Arab countries so that Arab decision-makers see Iran as one of the sources threatening Arab national security. On the other hand, it created a kind of close cooperation with other countries, as some Arab countries consider Iran to be one of the sources for strengthening Arab security. However, some outstanding issues between the two sides remain one of the main causes of the conflict between the two sides, especially those related to the disputed territories, the Iranian nuclear issue, and the Iranian military presence in some Arab countries.

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