نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری روابط بین الملل، دانشکده حقوق و علوم سیاسی، واحد رفسنجان، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، رفسنجان، ایران
2 استادیارعلوم سیاسی و عضو هیات علمی دانشکده حقوق و علوم سیاسی، واحد رفسنجان، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، رفسنجان، ایران
3 استادیار روابط بین الملل و عضو هیات علمی دانشکده حقوق و علوم سیاسی، واحد رفسنجان، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، رفسنجان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
The US military invasion of Iraq in 2003 and its occupation, while demonstrating US military superiority over Iraq, were a major challenge for the United States in maintaining its military gains, stabilizing its military position, and expanding it into the political, economic, and social. In addition to the United States, other countries in the region, including Iran, have been trying to take advantage of opportunities in Iraq to expand their sphere of influence. These developments led to intense competition in the field of soft power in Iraq between other countries. The present article addresses the question of what are the differences and similarities between the sources of soft power of the United States and Iran, which are the most influential actors in the Iraqi political scene? In this study, using a comparative method, referring to the sources of soft power between Iran and the United States in Iraq, it was hypothesized that common identity bases, including religious, historical and cultural commonalities have led to further consolidation of Iran's soft power in Iraq. Developments such as the emergence of a common terrorist threat (ISIS) have also paved the way for Iran to be more at the forefront of Iraq's soft power than the United States.