عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the conditions and necessities for providing security in a country is securing the international borders. Border security is a precondition for the country's internal security. Iran has many borders with its neighbors, whose insecurity has raised concerns for border residents and the central government. West Azerbaijan is considered as one of the most uneasy border lines in the country due to its proximity to three important countries; also due to its sensitive geopolitical and geostrategic position as a gateway and bridge connecting Iran to Europe. Numerous socio-military and political problems such as smuggling of goods and fuel, alcohol, drugs, weapons and ammunition, clashes between security forces and Kurdish nationalist groups, and ethnic-religious tensions and challenges between minorities are among the most common instances, that have provided the bases of insecurity in the region. This research is descriptive-analytical in terms of research method and applied in terms of purpose, which has evaluated the role of geopolitical indicators in border security of border cities of West Azerbaijan. Statistical population of 30 professors, experts, security experts and Military-security personnel and Pearson correlation coefficient method was used According to studies and analyzes, the results show that the most important geopolitical factor affecting border security, political factors and the most effective factor is the presence of foreign forces opposed to the Islamic Republic in neighboring countries. There is also a direct relationship between geopolitical factors and human factors affecting border security; But the intensity of this relationship varies between variables.