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Iran’s four tactics to deter threats at sea

This article was written by IWP doctoral candidate Frzand Sherko and published in Orbis (Volume 68, Issue 1, 2024, Pages 47-57).

Arguably, the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian armed forces relies on four pillars to deter their enemies at sea: implementing asymmetric warfare tactics; improving Iran’s naval capabilities at the tactical and strategic levels; using naval proxy forces, and building regional and global naval alliances. The author evaluates these pillars and contends that it is time for the United States to consider building an Arab naval alliance in the Persian Gulf.

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