Building a Persian Gulf Missile Defense Shield and its Impact on Regional Security: (2001-2017)

Document Type : Original Article


The gradual development of the US missile defense shield from Europe to the Persian Gulf region over the past decade and the deployment of radar components and defenses of this project, both in the Persian Gulf region and in its floating zone, have plenty implications for regional and international systems and has aggravated the fragile security of the Persian Gulf region. Some issues such as the beginning of the arms race, the collapse of the balance of power, the blurring of relations and regional instability, and most importantly the tripartite Arab, Israeli, and American alliances can be seen from the security implications of establishing the project in the Persian Gulf region. Accordingly, the purpose of this research is to investigate the reasons for the formation of the missile defense shield, its extension to the Persian Gulf region and its impact on the security of the area. The analysis is based on the descriptive-analytical method and data collection with the library tool.




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