عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study is to identify and rank components of the defense culture and national power of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the point of view of the Supreme Leader. In terms of purpose, this is an applied research and in terms of method, it uses both quantitive and qualitative methods. In the qualitative section of the text analysis, based on supreme leader’s statements on the dimensions and components of defense; and national power were analyzed, and in a small part of the research, survey method was applied. The statistical population of the qualitative section of the scientific resources related to the subject and the statistical population of the section is a sample of 15 experts selected by snowball sampling method. Researchers made a questionnaire and a targeted sampling method was used. The analysis is based on matrix analysis using AHP. Defense culture and national power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from the structural and material aspects, include seven components: national determination and national well-being; defense ability; economic authority; geopolitical extent and location; population and ethnic diversity; scientific progress; energy and natural resources. Also, the content and spiritual aspect include six components: strengthening of national morale; popular participation; self-reliance; self-esteem; the culture of jihad and martyrdom; insight and anti-pathology. The components of effective defense culture of the strength of national power from the perspective of the leadership of the framework include intellectual, cultural, political and economical; and most important components are insight, scientific progression and understanding the concept of “enemy”.