Does New Leadership Mean New Direction for Iran’s SNSC?

In a three-part series, AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh looks at the appointment of Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary, Rear Admiral Ali Akbar Ahmadian, and what it means for the trajectory of the SNSC and the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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What to Expect From Iran’s New Supreme National Security Council Secretary

As SNSC secretary, Rear Admiral Ali Akbar Ahmadian will doubtlessly try to put his experiences and writings to good use, but on all counts, he is likely to side with his comrades in the IRGC.

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Who Is Iran’s New Supreme National Security Council Secretary?

Rather than a change of policy, the appointment of Ali Akbar Ahmadian may be more about who gets credit for Iran’s diplomatic initiatives.

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