For nearly 40 years, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has tormented Iranian society. Using their status as the so-called Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, the IRGC, as the organisation is commonly known, has emerged as the most powerful and corrosive forces both inside Iran and in the wider region.

The depth of the IRGC’s reach, whose activities span the globe from Afghanistan to Venezuela, has now grown to epidemic proportions. Their direct and indirect involvement with t...

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