Iran's Geopolitical Power and the Normalization of Relations Between the UAE and Israel

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of University of Mazandarn

2 Graduated Student of University of Mazandaran

3 University of Tehran


This study aims to investigate the role of Iran's geopolitical power in aligning and normalizing relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The findings show that Iran's growing power and threats in the Middle East geopolitics over the past decade have played an important role in normalizing UAE-Israel relations. Although the convergence and unification of the two countries have been done for the purpose of power balancing,, the UAE, due to the lack of serious and immediate security threats, simply out of concern for Iran's hegemony and growing power in the region, aims to establish a policy of closeness with Israel. This is correlated to the fact that the Zionist regime has felt a severe and immediate security threat due to the increase in regional power, as well as Iran's influence near its borders and the rise of the Resistance Front over the past decade, and thus aimed at creating a balance of threat against Iranian threats, therefore striking alliance with the Gulf states, including the UAE, has become a foreign policy priority.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 03 July 2022
  • Receive Date: 30 May 2021
  • Revise Date: 26 June 2022
  • Accept Date: 26 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 03 July 2022