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Michael Eisenstadt

November 2015

In Marine Corps University's expanded and revised 2015 edition of The Strategic Culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran, first published in 2011, author Michael Eisenstadt discusses Iran’s unique approach to statecraft, strategy, and the use of force, focusing on the following core elements: Policy in the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is, paradoxically, based on the secular concept of raison d’etat, rather than on religious or ideological imperatives—though this largely pragmatic approach coexists...

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