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NSA Professor Afshon Ostovar Awarded Book Prize from Washington Institute

December 1, 2017

The NSA department if proud to report that Professor Afshon Ostovar, a new hire and resident expert on Iran, has been recognized with a distinguished book award. His book, Vanguard of the Imam: Politics, Religion, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, has received the Bronze Medal in the Washington Institute’s 2017 Book Prize competition. The judges hailed the book as “the first comprehensive history of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in English.” They went on to say, Professor Ostovar “masterfully marshals information from a wide variety of sources, including Iranian publications. He traces how the IRGC evolved from a rag-tag militia established in the midst of revolutionary upheaval into a formidable military.” Congratulations to Professor Ostovar on this professional feat and for elevating NPS’s academic standing with his meritorious scholarship. 

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