عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction of a positive discourse in the field of security studies led to correction and elevation of security views so that security evaluation changed from the mere "knowledge of threats" to some comprehensive activity which includes the recognition of "opportunities and threats" and is much more suitable and influential for designing security approaches. Having questioned about "security evaluation of the West", in the present writing, the author has posed questions about opportunities-threats resulted from the West's functions for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Using the positive discourse of security, the author has proceeded to recognize main security lines in the relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West. In this regard, he has introduced five main components which are as follows: opportunities-threats of the West in the fields of "security and identity", "security and efficiency", "security and bureaucracy", "security and morality", and finally "security and humanity". The analysis made by the author suggests that, in spite of attempts made by the West to create threats against Iran and because of the firm foundations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we find similar actual and potential opportunities for Iran along the above lines. On the other hand, while main attempts made by the West are to create soft threats against Iran, the relative advantage of Iran lies in the field of soft encounter. Thus, potential of managing such threats and creating security for the Islamic Republic of Iran is assessed to be very high.