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 Hossein Seifzadeh (Ph.D.)

Adjunct II Professor 
Montgomery College- Rockville, MD & Former 

This article starts with the following two questions: 1) how to overcome multi-dimensional challenges in Iranian’s transitional politics as a pre-requite? and 2) how to creatively end up with a practical solution to be meaningful to all Iranians?

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Mehdi Noorbaksh
Professor of International Affairs and Business
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Vice President, World Affair Council, Harrisburg

The Middle East as a region has remained unstable because of at least two specific reasons. Middle Eastern states are driven toward militarization, and at the same time, most of the region's countries have authoritarian governments, and their political systems are unaccountable to the public. With the assumption that regimes pursue militarism in the Middle East, then Realism as a school in international relations and its branch, foreign policy, can offer a framework for analysis if the assumption is based on the state as a unitary actor, pursuing or advancing its interests in a world considered anarchic. Second, one of the off-shoots of Realism, Neorealism, which Stephen Walt mainly advocates, in the book, The Origines of Alliances, adds domestic considerations to the power structure existing at the international level and argues that the combination of the two encourages regional alliance building among nations.


Mehdi Motaharnia

PhD in Socio-Cultural Futurology and Technology from Imam Khomeini International University

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Amir Hooshang Mirkooshesh

PhD in International Relations and Faculty Member, Islamic Azad University of Iran, Semnan, Shahroud Branch

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Geographical location is a defined position that determines how a point is located on the planet. This geographical location plays an important role in the destiny of a country and its people. In this way, specialized concepts in this field are constructed. The geopolitical code refers to the geographical effect of a country on regional order and the international system. In other words, based on the geopolitical genome of any country which determines the political genetic map that influences that country's political behaviors and actions; it is called "geopolitical code".

The beginning of any scientific and research oriented journal is like a new horizon in the issue of awareness and knowledge, especially in humanities, and social sciences, which is the place of the great and decisive challenges. Thanks to God, the first issue of the Iranian journal of "International Relations" is going to be published; it is worth mentioning a few points.

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