نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Among the concerns of major actors in the field of energy is planning an \"energy strategy\" in a way based on which the foreign policy apparatus may secure needs of the energy sector according to the course of national development and meanwhile the capacities of the field of energy may also contribute to the fulfillment of national interests and foreign policy goals. This article suggests that the mission for any \"energy strategy\" is to create this organic link between the energy sector and foreign policy. In our view, the energy security is considered as the core of this link. Therefore, the \"energy strategy\" has a very broad nature which may be explained and understood by using the approach of “International Political Economy” and from the point of view of the requirements of a developmentalist foreign policy. To survey the above hypothesis, this article resorts to this reasoning that the first step for the establishment of an incremental interaction between the fields of energy and foreign policy is to clarify the existential philosophy of having an \"energy strategy\" as well as its conceptual definition.