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The Dynamics of Iranian Borders

Issues of Contention

  • Mansoureh Ebrahimi
  • Masoumeh Rad Goudarzi
  • Kamaruzaman Yusoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mansoureh Ebrahimi, Saikou Kawsu Gassama, Kamaruzaman Yusoff
    Pages 1-16
  3. Alireza Najafinejad, Saeid Bahrami
    Pages 27-47
  4. Abdollah Baei Lashaki, Masoumeh Rad Goudarzi
    Pages 49-68
  5. Masoumeh Rad Goudarzi, Sediqeh Nazarpour
    Pages 95-114
  6. Saikou Kawsu Gassama, Mansoureh Ebrahimi, Kamaruzaman Yusoff
    Pages 115-124
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 125-131

About this book


This book is on Iran’s geopolitical importance representing a continuum of international competition for political gains and economic benefit, due to the country's unique geographical location that has always been a cause of contention. Iran’s massive boarders and evolving political weakness, along with influences from the kings of Qajar that maintained and strengthened Great Britain’s hegemony in the region, were major factors affecting ongoing regional conflicts. Additional roles played by other world powers such as France, Russia and the United States are also noted. Conflicts, unrest and regional wars were all consequences arising from power struggles that led to treaties and international agreements between Iran, Britain and Russia that caused the eventual loss of traditional Iranian territories. Hence, extrinsic impositions on Iran are the subject of this study as authors examine the turbulent climate that altered Iranian borders during the Qajar Dynasty.


Iranian Borders Treaties and International Agreements Relationship between Iran, Britain, and Russia Iran's Geopolitical Situation Regional Conflicts Central Asian Politics Iranian Territories Qajar Dynasty

Editors and affiliations

  • Mansoureh Ebrahimi
    • 1
  • Masoumeh Rad Goudarzi
    • 2
  • Kamaruzaman Yusoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Islamic CivilizationUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Political Science, Faculty of Literature and HumanitiesUniversity of GuilanRasht, GuilanIran
  3. 3.Faculty of Islamic CivilizationUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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