نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
دانشیار تاریخ دانشکده علوم انسانی و اجتماعی دانشگاه تبریز
عنوان مقاله [English]
Israel's presence and influence in some regional and international conflicts are clearly observable. The Jewish state uses various instruments to intervene in sensitive and strategic regions. The most important of these instruments are security-information infiltration and military technology superiority. Georgia conflict, in addition to its regional effects, quickly took on an international dimension because of the post-Cold War geopolitical importance of the Caucasus and its transformation into a zone of extra-regional power competition. Israel's intervention in Georgia had varying economic, cultural and political dimensions and was for specific goals. However, the most important aspect of Israel's activities in Georgia has to do with its military-security intelligence and espionage undertakings. Reportedly, the role of the Zionist regime in Georgia is not limited to the sale of advanced weapons. Israeli officers also participated in the training of the Georgian troops; and Israeli companies were active in arms production in this country. Using the balance of power theory, the author analyzes Israel’s role in the Caucasian crises in order to show how it has penetrated Iran’s geopolitical periphery.