The Journal for Interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies

Between the IRGC and Neo-conservatives: Contemporary Militaristic Philosophy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Between the IRGC and Neo-conservatives: Contemporary Militaristic Philosophy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

  • Moshe-Hay Hagigat

Abstract

For almost four decades the Islamic Revolutionary Guardian Corps (IRGC) has been the most powerful organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Over the years that have passed since the Islamic revolution, the IRGC considers itself not only the guardian of the Islamic Republic of Iran but also the keeper of the Shiite flame. Nevertheless, every military organization requires a philosophic-strategic “brain” to guide it and to advise it with its theoretical wisdom along with a think tank. This article will present two of the most popular theorists and rhetoricians who give philosophical advice to the IRGC: Hassan Abassi and Saeed Qasemi. In addition, the article will show an overview of their theories regarding Iran’s and the IRGC’s role in our time and lives.

Keywords

  • The Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Shi’a
  • The Islamic Revolutionary Guardian Corps
  • IRGC
  • Mehdi
  • Hassan Abassi
  • Saeed Qasemi

To cite this article: Moshe-Hay Hagigat, “Between the IRGC and Neo-conservatives:
Contemporary Militaristic Philosophy in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, The Journal for Interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies, 4 (2019), pp. 97-121.

ISSN (Print): 2522-347X
ISSN (Online): 2522-6959

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