While I'm not a big GOI person, I do enjoy it when the lesser-known groups get fleshed out a bit.
As a whole, I found myself liking the tale, but there were a couple of things that you may want to do to add some punch.
You did a good job on the characterization of the nerdy grad student and his tendency to get off the subject. But maybe cut that part of the narrative down just a bit so we get the idea that he's nervous and his mind is all over the place, but don't bury the kicker too far down.
Also, the most interesting part to me is how the IRG operates; it seems like what would make it interesting is not just being a "Foundation in the Islamic world", but a Foundation that has serious divisions within it, which could jeopardize their ability to safeguard dangerous phenomena (esp. since they apparently have insane messianic types asserting control). The conflict within IRG could be explored a little more beyond the post-script, perhaps.
This was well-written (though one more proofing would be good, there were like one or two typos that I remember), and it's a very good start.
It's funny, I just wrote a tale with them a day ago (Favors-Part One). Maybe we are seeing a resurgence of lesser known GoIs. I even had a Shahnameh-based SCP object there (based on Rostam).
I was probably reading your tale when you posted that just now.
Maybe we are seeing a resurgence of lesser known GoIs.
I would be very much okay with that. Maybe the Chaos Insurgency will get some love… someday.