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Succession, Tehran-style: How Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards plan to replace the compliant Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s death is likely to trigger a power struggle, but Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps both want a weak, compliant successor who will continue the regime’s nuclear and regional proxies strategy but will be blamed for the government’s shortcomings