Document Type : Research Paper
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law & Political Science, University of Tehran
The main objective of this paper is to analyze the strategic status of the Islamic revolution and to determine the actual and optimal status in various economic, political and military areas. The author studies the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in each of these areas, and describes the nature of strategic status including offensive, defensive, competitive, and cautious. Based on Iran's 1404 Vision Plan, he explores the ways in which the IRI can move from the present strategic situation to a desired status by confronting the security challenges and overcoming the weaknesses.