This course offers attendees an in-depth look at Iran's al-Quds Force. We provide an in-depth look at how and why it was created, its role in international terrorism, its support of the Iranian regime and its role in aiding forces that support the idea of global Islamic revolution.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp was created right alongside the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Ayatollah Khomeini established the cop to protect the Islamic regime and has since evolved into a major political, military and economic powerhouse. President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is believed to a veteran of the organization and one of its founders. The al-Quds force (Niru-ye Ghods), is a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp and its primary is to organize, train, equip, and finance foreign Islamic revolutionary movements. It also maintains and builds contacts with underground Islamic militant organizations throughout the Islamic world.
The al-Quds force has played a major role in expanding Iranian support throughout the Islamic world. In the past the force has supported the Kurds fighting Saddam Hussein; aided Ahmed Shah Massoud's Northern alliance in its war against the Soviets and Taliban; and reportedly lent its support to Bosnian Muslims fighting Serbs in the Yugoslavian civil war. Today, the al-Quds force is active in providing logistical and financial support in three primary arenas: Iraq (working alongside Shi'a militias), Lebanon (training and arming Hizballah) and Palestinian territories (providing logistical support and training to Hamas).
This course was designed by foreign policy experts that have spent significant time with Hizballah in Lebanon, have military experience in Iraq and former members of the intelligence community. This course is a must for military personal deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, government employees involved in foreign policy, financial institutions and companies doing business in the Middle East and/or emerging college leaders.
Who Should Attend
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1. Introduction to USG policy on Iran
2. Intelligence released by the US Government
3. Introduction to Sanctions
4. Arresting Nuclear Development
5. Iran's Achilles Heel
6. The Campaign Against Refined Petroleum
7. Who is Importing?
8. Successful Track Record
9. Allied Coalition