Raisi, the IRGC and Iran’s Future Direction of Travel


Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:00 to 13:30

Raisi, the IRGC and Iran’s Future Direction of Travel

Inside Iran’s changing Domestic Power Equilibrium

In partnership with MEP David Lega (EPP, Sweden) and MEP Frédérique Ries (Renew Europe, Belgium), the AJC Transatlantic Institute hosted Kasra Aarabi, Senior Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in the European Parliament.

Aarabi and MEP Lega discussed a wide range of issues: Iran’s military and security forces with a focus on Shia Militias across the Middle East and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the rise of ‘Imam Sadeghis’ – a cohort of highly indoctrinated technocrats that are just as zealous as the IRGC - and the EU attempts to make sense of the Raisi government and negotiate a new nuclear deal in Vienna.

Over 20 cross-party MEPs and parliamentary advisors, EU officials, diplomats, and think tankers attended the conference in the European Parliament which AJC Transatlantic Institute Director Daniel Schwammenthal moderated. 

Date and time

Date and time

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
06:00 - 07:30 EDT
11:00 - 12:30 WEST
12:00 - 13:30 CEST
13:00 - 14:30 EEST


European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60
1050 Brussels

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