عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The geographical factors are among the major effective factors in establishing
the stable security in political borders of the country. For this reason, countries
like Iran having unsecure border conditions and fragile zones should be prepared to identify the geographical border potentials and limitations to design some plans for confronting with the various border challenges including good, patrol, gun, and drug smuggling to provide the security for the borders.
The North Khorsan, as one of the 16 border cities of the country, has 301
kilometers common border with Turkmen. This province is considered as one of the main directions of narcotics smuggling and transition because of its
geographical location between the main place of narcotic production
(Afghanistan) and one of the main consumption market and transition direction of narcotics (Central Asia).
This study is implication in terms of its purpose and it has been conducted by
analytic-descriptive method based on compound statistics (inferential and
descriptive). For data collection, some instruments including interview,
questionnaire, satellite pictures and maps have been used. For data analysis and
maps drawing, the SPSS and ArcGIS software have been used. Through the
analysis of the findings and comparing the results of previous studies it has been
indicated that the extensive length of border, the geometric shape of border in
terms of topography, the appropriate localization of the stations, and
inappropriate transmittance of population centers have provided the potentials
for border insecurity.