Iran's Defense Strategy Based on Views of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

Document Type : Research Paper




The paper intense to illustrate the scientific and theoretical strategy thought of Ayatollah Khamenei, based on realism and also it answers the question that whether Realism has the capacity and required capabilities to analyze and illustrate r their motivations, decisions, behaviors and approaches of the leadership as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The authors of the paper believe that the tragic decrees and thoughts of Ayatollah Khamenei are mainly aimed at increasing the relative security rather than relative power of the country. This kind of view is in fact a realistic knowledge of the issues and is bound to the ethical and Islamic frameworks. Therefore, the military goals and strategies of Ayatollah Khamenei are shaped towards active and as well as containment of the challenges emerged out of new developments in the field of urgent security issues of the country.


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