Understanding IRAN

von Ercan Çitlioğlu
An unbiased understanding of Iran that has one of the most ancient people of its region along with an long history and established state tradition is crucially important for the sake of regional balances of power, regional stability and sustainable regional and global peace.

Iran has an impressive strategic and geo-political importance. In terms of its geographical location, the country is geo-strategically the second most important country after Turkey. According to some strategists is has similar or primary geo-strategic importance depending on conjectural developments. The present publication discusses, inter alia, major dynamics shaping Iran, recalls the road to Iran's Islamic Revolution and its aftermath and explains powerful political figures in Iran, it's military power, nuclear journey and possible impact of the Vienna Deal on Turkey.


Sven-Joachim Irmer