عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The Islamic Republic of Iran, on the one hand, considers having peaceful nuclear technology as its inalienable right and wants it not for military purposes but for its use in medicine, agriculture, energy and so on. There is also a direct link between this issue and national interests and national security. On the other hand, the world powers including the United States of America, England, Germany and France oppose the production of this energy by Iran. Regardless of the valuation in this case, it can be admitted that during years of nuclear talks, the nuclear developments had an impact on national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although the process of negotiations and developments in these years is important, but the main question of this research addresses the impact of nuclear developments on the national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran. To answer this question, the SWOT model and TOPSIS method were used. Based on SWOT analytic framework, by measuring four internal strengths and weaknesses' criteria and international threats against nuclear program we investigated the effect of nuclear developments on national security. Accordingly, the present research hypotheses are as follows: there is a significant relationship between the strengths and international opportunities of Iran's nuclear developments and promoting the national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran. To illustrate on this hypothesis we explained and discussed the four criteria within the framework of SWOT analysis. TOPSIS method was employed for screening in elite responses to the options resulting from the framework of SWOT analysis. Finally, according to the research hypothesis, the Islamic Republic of Iran can enhance its national security, or vice versa endanger national security due to the lack of efficiency in these areas, by strengthening the internal strengths and taking the advantage of international opportunities ahead in the nuclear case and reducing weaknesses inside and proper and wise confrontation with international threats in this area.