Analysis of Iran’s International Borders from the Perspective of Stephen Jones

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student of Political Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 M.A of Political Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Borders which are specified by natural, man-made or contractual terrain specify the sovereignty limit of a state in a territory and with passing a line-like distance and the border line between two countries we will reach another state with a different political structure. The sensitivity of the border concept and the huge effects it has one national security and wars and conflicts and as well as on interactions between the countries has attracted a special attention toward it. Political geography as the main knowledge regarding the studies about the border possesses a more extensive background comparing to the other related sciences. Typology studies and classification of the borders with studying border from physical or cultural point of view and classifying it based on border conflicts have allocated a special place to them. In line with this, Jones has provided his classification of borders according to their relationships with the type of border conflicts. Considering this approach, the international borders of Iran also, as the lines confiding the territories of this country, have formed a significant part of the academic and geographers, and especially political geographers have conducted management studies in Iran and a large part of these studies. In this study, we intend to classify Iran’s border in terms of Jones perspective with the use of analytical method and from political geography viewpoint.


Volume 13, Issue 48 - Serial Number 48
December 2018
Pages 308-334
  • Receive Date: 04 September 2016
  • Revise Date: 28 March 2017
  • Accept Date: 08 May 2017
  • First Publish Date: 20 February 2018