عنوان مقاله [English]
With the globalization of information, expanding technological developments and enhancing soft aspect of power and war in today’s world, the role of US Think Tanks for regulating public policies toward soft and hard confrontation with Iran has been heightened. These Think Tanks with using experts and also former and current officials, have taken four approaches to change Iranian political system: Compromise (pursuing Iran for cooperation); war (destroying nuclear facilities); change from within (subversion); and deterrence (containing Iran). This article is an attempt to answer this question that What media mechanisms the US Think Tanks use for operationalizing soft war against Iran? In this regard, after introducing the most important Think Tanks in US, the article examines their media mechanisms for confronting Iran; because media is one of the most critical areas of operationalizing soft war.