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Published: 14 April 2016

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199387892

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Vanguard of the Imam

Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Afshon Ostovar

  • First comprehensive history of the IRGC from its establishment through 2015
  • Explores the development of the IRGC as an institution of power in Iran, and as an influential covert and military force in the Middle East
  • Moves beyond standard narratives of the IRGC, and examines the impact of culture, identity, and religion on the organization's politics and activities

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