Considerations for the Islamic Republic of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


PhD in International Relations, Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


Artificial intelligence is becoming one of the new dimensions of power. This issue can give more depth to the center-periphery structure of the international system, which is caused by the technological gap. Although this emerging technology is currently used mostly in the field of medicine, agriculture, industry and economy, but its operational scene will soon be expanded to the field of diplomacy and foreign policy of countries. The current research aims to answer this main question: "What effect can artificial intelligence have on the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of diplomacy?" The results of this research, by using the descriptive-analytical method, indicate that artificial intelligence, as a shaping factor in the diplomatic environment, has the potential to fundamentally change the order and hierarchy of international power. This may threatens the security and national interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the only way to deal with it proactively, is to be present in the process of legalizing and standardizing artificial intelligence and to pay attention to artificial intelligence technology as a diplomatic issue and tool.


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