Ali Alfoneh's research areas include civil-military relations in Iran with a special focus on the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Islamic Republic. Mr. Alfoneh has been a research fellow at the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and has taught political economy at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.
Research Fellow, Copenhagen Middle East Research Programme, 2004-2006
Lecturer, University of Southern Denmark, 2003-2004
Independent Researcher, Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran, 2003
Research Assistant, Office of the President of the European Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament, 2002-2003
Elected Member, Herlev (Denmark) City Council, 1994-99
In his new book, Iran Unveiled, former AEI research fellow Ali Alfoneh illuminates one of the most important changes in Iran’s history since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979: the transformation of a regime ruled by Shia clergy into a military dictatorship dominated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard...
The Iranian regime, traditionally ruled by the Shia clergy, is transforming into a military dictatorship dominated by the officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The rise of the IRGC is bound to challenge the interests of the United States in the Middle East and beyond.