The Power Vacuum and Redefining the Regional Role of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Abstract

By tracking the American behavior towards the Middle East in general and the Gulf region in particular, it appears to us that this behavior, in a first impression of it, provokes conflicts and is not disciplined in its performance, so that the initial assessment goes that the United States has entered itself into unending conflicts in the Middle East region. As part of its endeavor to build a new Middle East by creating vacuums of power, however, pronouncing this judgment makes the reader of the subject miss a very important matter, which is the view of American strategic thinkers, headed by Henry Kissinger, to the Middle East as a region that does not represent a state of nations but rather a mixture of different nationalities, and in order for the United States to control the process of interaction and control of these different nationalities, it needs: to know the centers of power and work to control them or impose the paths of interaction on them, and both options require capabilities for the advancement of a superpower and the ability for strategic planning.

Keywords

"Iran, conflict, America"