عنوان مقاله [English]
Mutual threats between Iran and the United States of America
Dr, Ahmad Jansiz
Since the Islamic revolution in Iran, the United States and Islamic Republic of Iran have adopted a hostile approach toward each other, though, it has been associated with varying degree of intensity in different time periods. So the author of the article has assessed the degree of threat based on balance of threat theory was proposed by Stephen Walt. The article is supposed to answer this question: to what extent United States and Islamic Republic of Iran could pose a threat to each other? In order to answer to the question, the author would analyze the balance of threat theory's variables, including aggregate strength, geographic proximity, offensive capabilities and offensive intentions. Finally, the research findings suggest, given the assumptions of balance of threat theory, Islamic Republic of Iran would not pose an imminent threat to the United States, however, the United States would pose a potential and serious threat to the Islamic Republic of Iran's security.
Key words: balance of threat, Islamic Republic of Iran, United States.