The Revolutionary Guards: from spoiler to accepter of the nuclear agreement

@article{Rezaei2016TheRG,
  title={The Revolutionary Guards: from spoiler to accepter of the nuclear agreement},
  author={Farhad Rezaei and Somayeh Khodaei Moshirabad},
  journal={British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={138 - 155}
}
Abstract The objective of this study is to understand the shift in the nuclear policy of the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). As a military organization considered to be the steward of the nuclear programme, the Revolutionary Guards turned into spoilers on the few occasions when the pragmatists in Iran tried to negotiate a deal with the international community. In a surprising shift, the Guards’ nuclear policy changed and supported nuclear negotiations and the nuclear agreement. It… 
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