عنوان مقاله [English]
The absence of a collective security regime in the West of Asia is a fundamental issue for the states of the Region. The most important questions posed in this regard are: Why is there no collective security regime in the region? Why have the defense-related policies limited the establishment of a potential collective security regime? What courses of actions are there for exiting this condition? The main idea in this writing is that the relation between defence policy and collective security regime is a reciprocal relation, and that a defence policy is designed to respond to regional security environment and it's effect on their security environment is capable of leading to structures from a secure regional community through collective security regime, to sustainable balance, fragile balance or regional crisis. As for the Western Asia, the critical, polarized regional environment interacting with the internal environments affected by the contradictory views on the part of the elites, the absence of collaborative priorities and offensive incentives have driven the circumstances towards a critical fragile balance, putting a major hurdle in the way of establishing a collective security regime. To address this adea, the article tries to present the theoretical foundations, and to address the regional environment in the Western Asia, the defence policies of important states in this environment, and the structure of the regional regime and its consequences.