Iraq Security: Shia Violence in the Multi-National Division 3.9.2004
This document discusses the fragile situation in the South-East of Iraq in terms of religious tension between the Shia and coalition forces. It examines the factors that must be considered by the coalition to ensure that violence incited by Shia groups remains low such as elections and a government that reflects the majority status of Shia Muslims in Iraq.
This document is useful to scholars as it focuses on a specific area of Iraq (the Sout- East) and the tensions experienced there. This provides a point of comparison that we can use to compare to religious tension in other regions of Iraq.