How can scholars and policymakers effectively explain security decisions in revolutionary states or states where religion or ideology influences security policies? The lack of an adequate approach has led to misunderstandings and occasionally claims that the decision-making process in these states is inexplicable. The presentation explores the security decisions of the Islamic Republic of Iran by proposing a new model for analyzing decisions in revolutionary states.

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