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Iran’s scramble for sub-Saharan Africa


Fueled by the Iranian oil revenues, Tehran, under both the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1941-1979) and since 1979 the Islamic Republic of Iran, has intervened in the affairs of sub-Saharan Africa. The Shah’s policy was motivated by a ‘defensive’ anti-communist/anti-radicalism containment posture. Conversely, the Islamic Republic of Iran adopted an ‘offensive’ or disruptive policy to alter a political status quo deemed hostile to the survival of the Islamic Republic of Iran. To understand Iran’s scramble to secure its interests in sub-Saharan Africa, four periods will be examined in this analysis: i) the Shah and containment, 1953-1979; ii) the Islamic Republic of Iran’s diplomatic ‘offensive,’ 1980-2001; iii) the Islamic Republic of Iran seeking to ‘escape’ international isolation, 2002-2010; and iv) the Saudi-Iranian Cold War, 2011-2018.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Insight Turkey
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.25253/99.2019211.10
  • Cilt : 21
  • ISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayı : 1
  • eISSN : 1302-177X
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 133-150
  • IO Kayıt No : 86878
  • Yayıncı : SETA Vakfı