Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards are one of the most important forces in the Middle East today. As the appointed defender of Iran's revolution, the Guards have evolved into a pillar of the Islamic Republic and the spearhead of its influence. Their sway has spread across the Middle East, where the Guards have overseen loyalist support to Bashar al-Assad in Syria and been a staunch backer in Iraq's war against ISIS-bringing its own troops, Lebanon's Hezbollah, and Shiite militias to the fight. Links to terrorism, human rights ...

Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199387892

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