The strategic importance of the strait of Tiran in the conflict in South West Asia

Document Type : Original Article


1 - Assistant Professor of Military Geography, Imam Hossein University, Iran

2 - PhD Student of Military Geography, Imam Hossein University, Iran



One major geopolitical conflict in South-West Asia, the Strait of Tiran in the Red Sea is located in the North East. Strait of Tiran and Tiran Island and the entrance Snafyr Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea is located. This conflict has been involved in several conflicts at the same time are prolonged. Strait of Tiran strategic position from the beginning of the Arab-Israeli conflict has played a major role in this regime and operation of the Strait as major geopolitical Arabic countries to put pressure on the Zionist regime the main reason for starting the crisis in decades past. This article aims to explain the strategic importance of the Strait of Tiran in the conflict in South West Asia. The research method was descriptive-analytical study using methods to collect information from library and internet capability. In this thesis, we answer this question we” Strait of Tiran in South West Asia conflict is in what position?” the results of this study show the importance and status of the Strait for the Zionist regime is surrounded by Arabic countries most of the other countries involved in the conflict. Zionist regime, arguing that freedom of navigation in the past, it has wage war in neighboring violated. Defeated in battle and captured the Arabic countries overlooking the Strait Islander peace agreements signed by the Zionist regime and freedom of navigation for the regime brought and it is possible to achieve national objectives. Entrance to the Red Sea, East Africa and increase the penetration of strategic depth, this regime has freed geographical deadlock.


Volume 10, Issue 36
December 2015
Pages 70-92
  • Receive Date: 02 October 2014
  • Revise Date: 23 October 2014
  • Accept Date: 03 December 2014
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2014