عنوان مقاله [English]
Navy has always been one of the main pillars of the exercise of power, and geostrategy of many countries is defined on of that. Iran is one of the oldest countries with navy and has used it to achieve its goals. But the Iranian navy did not have the same growing trend. In the past decade, Iranian navy have achieved relative success and could become one of the most important bases for Iranian power.
In this paper, it have been tried to examine how Iran's navy influences national power on the basis of hard and soft power and thus smart power. The documentary method has been used to collect information. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive-analytic method.
The results indicate that Iranian navy, based on the definition of a new strategy for the development of navy in Iran, uses two principles of military management, namely tactical and strategic forces Has influenced it’s hard and soft power and ultimately, its smart power. IRGCN, as a tactical navy, with its military and constabulary roles, has provided the basis for exercising Iran's hard power in the maritime areas of Iran, and IRIN as a strategic naval force, with its diplomatic role has provided Iran's soft sea power in world seas. From the combination of these two types of maritime power has been formed the maritime smart power of Iran.