Mullahs, guards, and Bonyads : an exploration of Iranian leadership dynamics

This site provides free access to the full text of a book by David E. Thaler, et al which was published by RAND in 2010. ISBN 978-0-8330-4773-1. The 170 page book discusses issues relating to politics in Iran. It provides a grounding in the intricacies of the leadership structure, the system of policy making, power and politics in general. This includes background information on Islam and politics, radical Islam and the Iranian nuclear weapons policy. From Intute.ac.uk   http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG878.pdf