, Volume 86, Number 6

Sajjad Rizvi

Since the fall of the Ba'athist regime in 2003, the Shi'i religious establishment in Iraq has come to the fore as a significant political force, intervening, guiding, supporting and opposing various types of developments. Alongside the recognition of its importance, some analysts tend to assume that the Shi'a are more inclined than others in Iraq to follow their religious and cultural leadership.

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