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Background and aims: Futures study, as an interdisciplinary subject, considers discovering probable and desirable futures along with applying them in the present time. The aim of futures study is to methodically produce leading knowledge along with using more often future-based observations in the process of decision-making (Promichich, 2008, 11). Futures Study determines that how the reality of tomorrow is born from the changes(or lack of changes) in today. In most countries, the planning prospect, either in the level of organizations or governments, is usually short-term or at mostisafive-yearplan.However,consideringtheexisting circumstances and the high speed of changes in the today world, studying and thinking about distant futures including the next twenty, thirty and even fifty years seem like a necessary thing to do. Futures Study is considered as a platform for development since it provides an opportunity for studying and examining the future conditions and features.
Method: Concerning the aim of the study, the applied method has been used in this research and methodically speaking, it is library-based. Authors have pursued the aims of this study through using the existing sources and written experiences in libraries, on the internet and document archives.
Results:The study results indicate that in order to preserve its functionality and permanent success in future operations, the Iranian Border Guard has to take into consideration subjects related to the future and use techniques and methods of Futures Study. In this way, the Border Guard could realize its present conditions, and could also follow its aims and actions along with moving ahead of time and passing the social and material atmosphere. Such condition and taking the relevant measures cause the Border Guard Command to perform its duties in a very more successful way to achieve its goals.