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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The concept of security has evolved along with the structural changes of the international system in terms of social, political and communication. Political units and countries of the world pay special attention to the issue of security, because it reflects the ability to survive as independent and specific units in the global area. Therefore, it is not possible to provide an absolute and complete definition of security; because this concept is a relative one and, therefore, it is talked about with assumption and probability. The purpose of this article is to present the evolution of the concept of national security and to examine these evolutions in the national security of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The main research question is what changes the concept of national security has undergone and how it has been in the Islamic Republic of Iran? The research hypothesis emphasizes that the shift in the centers of power in the global arena and macro trends at inter- and intra-level of security have evolved the concept of national security. In this paper, the theoretical framework is based on discourse analysis method. Findings show that the importance of the mental dimension of security, or the feeling of security along with the activation of economic, political, cultural, and environmental security are considered as new security concepts versus military security concept; which is the result of such factors as various technology developments, and increasing the number of security actors, environmental risks, poverty, and discrimination along with the collapse of the Soviet Union led the end of the bipolar system. The ultimate goal in the domestic and foreign policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to ensure national security.