The Analysis of the Model of Conflict Resolution and Propounding Optimum Model for Resolving Territorial Conflicts

Document Type : Original Article


1 - Associate Professor of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran

2 - Ph.D Student of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran


With regard to various requirements of human society, many factors could cause international conflicts. The strategic value of a region in which a conflict is occurred is deciding factor in the violence of the conflict. Nevertheless, all of the geopolitical regions of the world have been the scene of conflict to some extent. The theorists have propounded several theories about the resolution of these conflicts. In this essay, with a critical and analytical method, the various theories of international conflict resolution are analyzed and this hypothesis is assessed.
Because of the specific characteristics of territorial conflicts and inadequacy of the methods of resolving the other kinds of international conflicts in resolving the territorial ones, some particular Models must be developed which are capable of representing their characteristics. This research shows that the resolution of territorial conflicts is regional by nature and needs various political, economical and even military tactics simultaneously.


Volume 5, Issue 14
July 2009
Pages 1-28
  • Receive Date: 25 April 2009
  • Revise Date: 28 June 2009
  • Accept Date: 15 August 2009
  • First Publish Date: 15 August 2009