<研究創案ノート>イラン・イラク関係の変容 --イスラーム革命思想の展開と波及<研究創案ノート>イラン・イラク関係の変容 --イスラーム革命思想の展開と波及AA12218121 <Research Notes>The Transition of Iran-Iraq Relations: The Expansion and Influence of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Thoughts
This paper examines Iran's external relations and international strategies after the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979. Currently, the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most influential states in the Middle East and the Islamic world. Iran's international politics is based on Ayatollah Khomeini's ideas. He proclaimed the importance of the unity of Islam, and the Islamic community or ‘Ummah.' His Ummah thoughts were applied to Iran's political movement, which I have defined as ‘Ummah politics' in this paper. Iran has been trying to achieve the unity of Islamic countries with its ‘export of revolution' strategy; accordingly, this strategy plays a big role in ‘Ummah politics.' Therefore, it can be said that ‘Ummah politics' is at the core of Iranian politics. So, this paper examines Iran's Islamic revolutionary thoughts that are the foundation of ‘Ummah Politics' with a special focus on Iran-Iraq relations because, for Iran, its relationship with Iraq is of the utmost importance. Saddam's Iraq challenged Iran's revolutionary movement. Moreover, Iran-Iraq Islamic international relations have been extremely important and in existence since ancient times; therefore, addressing this relationship is essential for Iran. From the perspective of Iran-Iraq relations, this paper analyses Iran's own political characteristics.