Continuity or Change: Qaani’s Quds Force

In this series, AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh looks at how the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force has evolved since the 2020 appointment of Brigadier General Ismail Qaani as chief commander.

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Deciphering Quds Force Chief Qaani’s Words

Brigadier General Ismail Qaani’s public remarks offer some insights into the fundamental tenets of his thinking and ability to deal with delicate political problems, however they do not reveal Suleimani-style coded messages to the United States and Israel.

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Is Quds Force Chief Qaani Likely to Open a Hezbollah Front Against Israel?

While there are ways Hezbollah could become involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict, neither Hezbollah nor Iran appears interested in a wider regional war.

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Arab-Israeli Tragedy, Quds Force Chief’s Victory

As long as the nature or degree of Iran’s involvement in the conflict between Israel and Hamas is disputed, Tehran will continue to reap rewards.

Militarized: National Security Decision Making in Iran

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s new book highlights the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' dominance in national security decision making.

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