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Iran and Shi'ite Terrorism

The “Iran and Shi’ite Terrorism” Desk is engaged in the analysis of Iran's involvement in terrorist activity. In addition, the desk examines the strategic aspect of Iran in terms of internal and external Iranian discourse and their influence on decision-making processes, which are translated into operative and tactical steps and implemented by the Revolutionary Guards and their branches/proxis around the world. In addition, the desk’s articles will review methods of coping with this extensive activity, as expressed in arrests, the foiling of terrorist attacks, and more.



Dr. Ori Goldberg, Head of “Iran and Shi’ite Terrorism" Desk

Dr. Eitan Azani

Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky

Edan Landau

Iran and the Houthi in Yemen (2019)

07/10/2019 | by Iran and Shi'ite Terrorism Desk
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been acting in any way possible to promote its interests in the Middle East, including the expansion of its sphere of influence within the Shiite communities, whom it has been able to harness to its needs. This document analyzes Iran's activities via the IRGC in Yemen and is the first in a series of papers analyzing Iran's involvement, as well as that of its branches and proxies, in the Middle East.


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The Revolutionary Guards, Past, Present and Directions for Future Development

29/11/2018 | by Iran and Shi'ite Terrorism Desk

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was established soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1980 and was composed of the same groups that led the revolution. There were two central reasons for the establishment of the IRGC. First, it was designed to defend the achievements of the Islamic revolution and the new Islamic Republic. The IRGC was supposed to serve as an operational and political counterweight to the Iranian army (“artesh” in Fasi). The latter was clearly identified with the Shah regime. The second mission of the IRGC was to shoulder the burden of the military effort of the Iran-Iraq war.


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Civil Society Organizations: Non-Traditional Actors in the Process of Radicalization

12/11/2018 | by Iran and Shi'ite Terrorism Desk
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Iran and Shi’ite Terrorism - The Decision-Making System in Iran and the Balance of Power

15/07/2018 | by Goldberg, Ori (Dr.)
Since the end of the Iran-Iraq war and the death of Khomeini, Iran has been in a state of internal struggle for the continuation of the Islamic Republic. The first stage of the struggle was waged between the “conservatives” and the “reformists”.
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