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keshavarz E. Saudi Arabia's strategic foreign policy in Africa: balancingism against the Islamic Republic of Iran. AAR 2023; 1 (1) :213-237
URL: http://aar.modares.ac.ir/article-13-70184-en.html
researcher , elham_keshavarz4117@yahoo.com
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The foreign policy of Saudi Arabia in the international system is, above all, the result of this country's competitive view of the Islamic Republic of Iran and security equations in the West Asian region. The present study, through documentary research and reflective analysis technique aims to explain how Saudi Arabia, in order to shape strategic depth, controls international waters, influences the political structure of African countries, and creates a stream of Salafi groups in Africa, and how it seeks to reduce Iran's power, pose a threat to Iran, and increase its offensive capacity. Saudi Arabia believes that Iran has a high offensive capability in the region and can easily become a country with aggressive and war-initiating power. By shaping the policy of expanding geopolitical and strategic depth, interventionism and dominating the cultural discourse of Saudi Arabia in Africa, it is trying to turn the security equations into acute security threats for the Islamic Republic with trans-regional balancing.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: political Geography
Received: 2023/07/1 | Accepted: 2024/02/13 | Published: 2023/03/30

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