GEOGRAPHY AND MARITIME POTENTIAL OF CHINA AND IRAN

Authors

  • Sören Scholvin GIGA Institute of African Affairs
  • Alexandr Burilkov GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.37710

Keywords:

Geopolitics, Naval Strategy, Asymmetric Warfare, China, Iran

Abstract

Geographical factors – in particular location, length and terrain of the coastline, and SLOCs – enable us to assess the maritime potential of two key emerging powers: China and Iran. Referring to said geographical factors, we also derive specific features of the Chinese and Iranian naval strategies, and conclude with an outlook on their geographically shaped “strategic cultures”. Pursuing this approach to international relations/security studies, we seek to revitalize classical geopolitical thinking.

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Published

2013-09-11

How to Cite

Scholvin, S., & Burilkov, A. (2013). GEOGRAPHY AND MARITIME POTENTIAL OF CHINA AND IRAN. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.37710

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