The Iranian Industrial Complex

The Iranian Industrial Complex

October 17, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">Iran has a military-industrial complex problem. The complex is a hulking guild that stands in the way of any Iranian attempt toward policy moderation. Its visible head is&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef">the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)</a></span>, the armed guardians of the Islamist regime since 1979. As a phenomenon, however, it comes in different shapes and affects every aspect of life in Iran.&nbsp;Since coming to power in 2013, the moderate&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef1">President Hassan Rouhani</a></span>&nbsp;has cautiously pushed back against the military-industrial complex but has otherwise primarily engaged in overtures to co-opt the IRGC leadership for his vision for the future. Rouhani’s pitch, which he defines as a “win-win” formula, is simple: </span></p>

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The Iranian Industrial Complex

The Iranian Industrial Complex

October 17, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">Iran has a military-industrial complex problem. The complex is a hulking guild that stands in the way of any Iranian attempt toward policy moderation. Its visible head is&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef">the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)</a></span>, the armed guardians of the Islamist regime since 1979. As a phenomenon, however, it comes in different shapes and affects every aspect of life in Iran.&nbsp;Since coming to power in 2013, the moderate&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef1">President Hassan Rouhani</a></span>&nbsp;has cautiously pushed back against the military-industrial complex but has otherwise primarily engaged in overtures to co-opt the IRGC leadership for his vision for the future. Rouhani’s pitch, which he defines as a “win-win” formula, is simple: </span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></p>

The Iranian Industrial Complex

The Iranian Industrial Complex

October 17, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">Iran has a military-industrial complex problem. The complex is a hulking guild that stands in the way of any Iranian attempt toward policy moderation. Its visible head is&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef">the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)</a></span>, the armed guardians of the Islamist regime since 1979. As a phenomenon, however, it comes in different shapes and affects every aspect of life in Iran.&nbsp;Since coming to power in 2013, the moderate&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef1">President Hassan Rouhani</a></span>&nbsp;has cautiously pushed back against the military-industrial complex but has otherwise primarily engaged in overtures to co-opt the IRGC leadership for his vision for the future. Rouhani’s pitch, which he defines as a “win-win” formula, is simple: </span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></p>

The Iranian Industrial Complex

The Iranian Industrial Complex

October 17, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">Iran has a military-industrial complex problem. The complex is a hulking guild that stands in the way of any Iranian attempt toward policy moderation. Its visible head is&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef">the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)</a></span>, the armed guardians of the Islamist regime since 1979. As a phenomenon, however, it comes in different shapes and affects every aspect of life in Iran.&nbsp;Since coming to power in 2013, the moderate&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ivi14bef1">President Hassan Rouhani</a></span>&nbsp;has cautiously pushed back against the military-industrial complex but has otherwise primarily engaged in overtures to co-opt the IRGC leadership for his vision for the future. Rouhani’s pitch, which he defines as a “win-win” formula, is simple: </span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></p>