Generational Change in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force: Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi

(Middle Eastern Outlook-AEI) Ali Alfoneh - Though little is known in the U.S. about Brig.-Gen. Iraj Masjedi of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force (IRGC QF), he serves in an influential role as senior adviser to IRGC QF Commander Qassem Suleimani. Masjedi is part of an emerging group of leaders in Iran - Base Ramezan veterans from the 1980s Iran-Iraq war who formed bonds with Iraqi insurgents to enhance war tactics in the border region. Masjedi's career illuminates a cycle of generational change within the IRGC QF, and examining his background can help identify who else may rise to power in the IRGC QF.

2012-03-30 00:00:00

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