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Covid-19: threat and response in Iran

Ebrahimi, Mansoureh and Gassama, Saikou Kawsu and Yusoff, Kamaruzaman (2020) Covid-19: threat and response in Iran. Iran and the Caucasus, 24 (4). pp. 423-443. ISSN 1609-8498

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573384X-20200409


The present study aims to emphasize an empirical perspective on the global scope of the COVID-19 event. The focus is that of an investigator concerned with Iran’s security and specific services used to process civil interactions. Game Theory dynamics affect uncertainty, proxy wars and the complex geopolitics of the Middle East. This often requires key players to focus on security by any means at their disposal. The maintenance of Iran’s autonomy and political security all too often require opposition to circumstances and players even while under heavy sanctions. This study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. Was this event actually a threat from the west, specifically from the US? 2. Was there an internal criminal element operating in Iran? 3. What was the nature of Iran’s response politically and socially concerning the pandemic? These objectives initially concern scrutinizing the extent of terrorist or criminal violations identified by Western authorities regarding Iran’s hegemonic involvement, particularly in Iraq. Secondly, we examine impacts from the Coronavirus threat that changed Iran’s focus in response to the US politically, and on her ability to effectively manage the COVID-19 contagion internally. Thirdly, the epidemic’s effects on Iranians. The investigation draws on literature and facts to analyze these impacts. The pandemic threatened Iran’s social and political stability and served to further distance the government from its people. This is, therefore, treated as a serious condition with potentially exponential effects on national security.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:assasination of general soleimani, COVID-19 in Iran, Health Security in Iran
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:89778
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:04 Mar 2021 10:45
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 10:45

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