Is Iran's approach to missile technology a deterrent mechanism or a severe threat to regional and supra-regional security?

Document Type : Original Article


1 Economic and Administration Faculty- Political Sciences and IR Dep.

2 Political Sciences Dep., Administration & Economic Sciences, NEAR EAST University, Cyprus




Maintaining security, dealing with threats and having military power to realize these things are the main concerns of countries that have security concerns. Therefore, strengthening internal power and improving the level of defense is one of the basic priorities of the government's policies. As a country with geostrategic, geopolitical and geoeconomic positions, Iran is facing important security challenges at the national, regional and transnational levels, especially after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The country has been at the heart of US political considerations due to Iran's political approach as a regional power in the Middle East. Iran has continuously faced serious challenges, especially from the US and Israel, and as a result, it has paid special attention to preventing possible threats from overcoming the dangers. For the national security of the country, Iranian policy makers have identified threats to national security and are trying to take measures to avoid risks. The development of military technology is defined as a key deterrent mechanism against security threats.

This article analyzes the impact of the evolution of missile technology on Iran's defense-security strategy. The descriptive and analytical method is used in this article and the geopolitical and geostrategic threats against Iran are discussed. Next, Iran's defense strategy and defense policy are analyzed, then defense diplomacy and deterrence strategy are examined. The main purpose of the article is to explain Iran's goals in developing missile technology. This technology aims to create a deterrent mechanism against threats to regional and extra-regional security.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 26 January 2024
  • Receive Date: 13 August 2023
  • Revise Date: 15 January 2024
  • Accept Date: 26 January 2024