عنوان مقاله [English]
Persian Gulf plays a central role in interrelations of Europe, Africa and South and Southeast Asia. As a subsystem of Southwest Asia region, it connects Mediterranean and Red Seas and Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It’s been, therefore, a longtime focus of world powers.
Though the region plays a definitive role in the international balance of power and security structure, it yet lacks a security structure corresponding to the contributions and roles of its coast countries. Lack of indigenous security arrangements has made Persian Gulf lagging in terms of sustainable security and doubly vulnerable to peripheral developments.
Using analytical-descriptive method, this research aims to provide a model of security structure in Persian Gulf based on contributions and roles of its coast countries in order to achieve sustainable security. It aims to find out how a security model aimed at sustainable security in Persian Gulf might be developed.
The results indicate that any security system corresponding to the interests of trans-regional powers would not satisfy and include the interest of all Persian Gulf countries, and security arrangements corresponding to contributions and roles of regional countries can only pave the way to achieve sustainable security.