The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

The Rise of the Pasdaran: Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

by Frederic Wehrey, Jerrold D. Green, Brian Nichiporuk, Alireza Nader
     
 

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has evolved well beyond its origins as an ideological guard for the regime. Today, in addition to wielding military force, its influence extends into virtually every corner of Iranian political life and society. Wehrey et al. assess the IRGC less as a traditional military entity and more as a domestic actor, emphasizing… See more details below

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has evolved well beyond its origins as an ideological guard for the regime. Today, in addition to wielding military force, its influence extends into virtually every corner of Iranian political life and society. Wehrey et al. assess the IRGC less as a traditional military entity and more as a domestic actor, emphasizing the variety of roles it plays in Iran1s economy and political culture.

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ISBN-13:
9780833046208
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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