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Introduction
The IRGC in Context: Iran’s Security and Political Landscape
The IRGC in Iran’s Security Hierarchy
Iran’s Factional Landscape
The IRGC’s Diverse Domestic Roles: Origins and Evolution
Postrevolutionary Developments: Consolidating Internal Control
The Sacred Defense: The IRGC in the Iran-Iraq War
The IRGC’s Ideological Activism: Origins and Development
The IRGC Presence in Iran’s Education System
Disaster-Relief Training
Protection Against Soft Coups
Additional Cultural Education
The IRGC Media Apparatus: Formal and Informal Influences
Censorship of Independent Media Outlets
Origins of the IRGC’s Economic Activities
Foundations (Bonyads)
Construction, Engineering, and Manufacturing Companies
Public Works
The Dilemmas of Economic Expansion
The IRGC in Politics
The Origins of the IRGC as a Political Force
Ideological Factionalism Inside the IRGC
Possible Future Scenarios for the IRGC
Scenario 2: The “Muslim Reza Khan”
Conclusion: Toward a More Strategic Understanding of the IRGC
The Utility of a Comparative Approach: Pakistan and China
Current and Former IRGC Personnel
Evolution of the Islamic Republic and the IRGC
Provincial Map of Iran
Glossary of Persian Terms
Bibliography
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The Rise of the Pasdaran
Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

Frederic Wehrey, Jerrold D. Green, Brian Nichiporuk, Alireza Nader, Lydia Hansell, Rasool Nafisi, S. R. Bohandy

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NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in the RAND Nat
The Rise of the Pasdaran
Assessing the Domestic Roles of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps

Frederic Wehrey, Jerrold D. Green, Brian Nichiporuk, Alireza Nader, Lydia Hansell, Rasool Nafisi, S. R. Bohandy

Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in the RAND Nat

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