عنوان مقاله [English]
The development of border areas as the areas that determine the legal and territorial authority of countries is of great importance. In this regard, the present study was conducted aiming at identifying economic, social, environmental and political-security considerations and their role in developmental level in Ilam border province. In terms of its objectives this study is of an applied research type and in terms of method it is considered as a descriptive-analytical study. To examine the economic, social, cultural, political and military-security threats the data mining and historical documents analysis have been employed and ArcGIS software has been employed for developing spatial and level mapping. At first, the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Ilam province were identified. Then, to identify the developmental status at the level of cities of Ilam province, the multi-criteria Topsis technique and the entropy weighting method were employed. The results show that in terms of developmental levels, the cities of Shirvan and Chardavol and Mehran are among the privileged cities, the cities of Dareh Shahr, Ilam and Dehloran are semi-privileged, and the cities of Ivan, Malekshahi and Abdanan are at the underprivileged level. Among the key strategies for developing the province, the trade-commercial prosperity strategies can be mentioned via identifying actual and potential target markets, utilizing the created capacities, and building, strengthening and developing infrastructure in the province.