Iranian spending spree on arms unlikely if UN embargo expires
Robert Czulda is a specialist in international security, defense, Iran and the Middle East; and Assistant Professor at the University of Lodz, Poland. Between 2017-2018, he was a Visiting Scholar at Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) under a Fulbright Senior Award. He is an alumnus of the Young Leaders’ Dialogue of the US Department of State (2010-2011), and has been a visiting lecturer at universities in Iran, Ireland, Lithuania, Turkey and Slovakia, as well as the National Cheng-chi University in Taipei. Robert is also a freelance defense journalist and contributor to IHS Jane’s. He travels to Iran regularly. Robert is the author of various papers about Iran, and of a book entitled “Iran 1925–2014: Between Reza Shah and Hassan Rouhani.”
Iranian defense doctrine is not based on technology but rather manpower. And even if Iran procured hundreds of new tanks and dozens of advanced aircraft, it would still not be able to compete with the United States.