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The components of soft power of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its capacities in the international arena from experts' viewpoint. پژوهشهاي سياسي جهان اسلام. 2018; 8 (2) :121-142
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Components such as soft power are considered as inevitable part of the process of protection in all countries within the international political realm that creates the necessary infrastructure to provide soft power. The present research was conducted to identify the capacity of soft power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in employing created opportunities resulting from it to play impressive role in the international relations. Reviewing authentic resources, studying the past research and employing the experts' comments based on descriptive and survey methods were all the steps taken in conducting this research. In order to analyze data, the descriptive – inferential statistics along through SPSS software were used. The statistical population consisted of 40 scholars and professors of Tehran universities on the field. The indexes relative to soft power were determined to be sixteen items according to their level of effectiveness on the national strength of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the cultural dimension, Iran's cultural situation had the highest level of effectiveness regarding its ancient civilization; in the economic dimension, Iran's relative predominance in producing and distributing a specific goods; and in the political dimension, the unity and national trust have the highest level of impaction. Regarding the obtained results and opportunities, we can point to the expansion of national profits in the international level, national power increase, representation of a positive picture of the Islamic Revolution to other nations, establishment of agreement, enhancing the security level through public participation in different stages, the increase of geopolitic influence on the region and on the world, reproduction of the resistance concept, specifically among the regional nations, and playing the determining role within regional and international interactions. Finally, it was concluded that the opportunities to create soft power have contributed to promote the security level of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/01/20 | Accepted: 2018/05/18 | Published: 2019/01/21

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