عنوان مقاله [English]
The Central Asian region is of great importance to Iran because of its religious, ethnic, cultural, historical and civilizations shares with I. R. Iran have. the following article seeks to answer the question, "What are the factors affecting the future developments in the Central Asian region and what kind of relationship do they have with I. R. Iran?” The approach of the present study is “mixed” and based on purpose; it is an “applied- developmental” research. The target population consisted of 32 experts and experts in the area. In order to collect the required information for compiling research literature, "library studies" using "catch-up" tools, and "field studies", using "semi-structured interviews" and "closed questionnaires", were used to collect the actual data.. Interview questions and questionnaires were confirmed by experts in both aspect and content validity. The reliability coefficient (Cronbach's alpha) was calculated 0.906 using SPSS software, indicating high reliability of the questionnaire. "Shannon entropy method" was used to analyze the quantitative data collected by "descriptive statistics or parameters" and also to rank the importance of questionnaire propositions. Thus, all influential actors in the three groups; local actors (ethnicities, religions, movements and other local actors), regional and international, mentioning the type of relationship each had with I. R. Iran, as well as the extent of its impact on the future of regional developments, are identified and ranked, and finally, strategies to provide grounds for the expansion of presence and influence I. R. Iran has been suggested in this area.