ISSN 2712-7834
Norik Boris

Norik Boris

PhD (Histor. Sci.), Researcher at the Center for Comparative Study of Civilizations, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), Moscow, Russia

Afghan migrants in Iran: internal security threat or future proxy force?

Islamic Republic of Iran alongside with Islamic Republic of Pakistan, traditionally stands one of the greatest recipients of Afghan migrants. The stream of the latter during the last fifty years has been characterized by a syncopated rhythm: a relatively stable and regular flow of economic migrants and students during a period of political upheaval shows a sharp jump, turning into a wave of refugees. In recent years, Iran has seen the most powerful influx of refugees from Afghanistan, which the Iranian authorities are trying to use to strengthen their influence in the neighboring country. In this context it seems relevant to consider the current situation of Afghan migrants and refugees in Iran in order to identify the correlation of threats and opportunities caused by the large-scale presence of the Afghan element on the territory of this country.

Keywords: Islamic Republic of Iran; Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Afghanistan; afghan refugees; securitization of migration.

For citation: Norik B.V. Afghan migrants in Iran: internal security threat or future proxy force? // Social Novelties and Social sciences. – 2023. – No. 1. – P. 122–138.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2023.01.09
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