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What do the Shia Want? 24.11.2006


This paper discusses the increase in Shia empowerment and cohesion. It details the Shia’s aim to secure power in Iraq but identifies that there is no unity regarding their plans once they’ve secured power. The document discusses the continued threat of sectarian violence, and the potential threat of Shia militia should the political climate become more uncertain.

Scholars can gain significant insight into why solidifying a political system was so tenuous as Iranian influence in Iraq is discussed at length especially in relation to the threat of Sunni Arab violence.