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Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
This monograph considers the issues of Iranian influence in Iraq, and its impact on continuing sectarian violence there. It also questions the claims that a Shi'a crescent of power is solidifying by examining the distinct features of Iraqi versus Iranian Shi'ism and political Islam. Iran and Iraq have historically influenced and threatened each other. Today, the situation has been further complicated by the post-2003 change in the Iraqi Shi'a community’s status, Iran's development of a nuclear program, and international efforts to contain that program. These issues are now influenced by a new pattern of Iraqi-Iranian, U.S.-Iraqi and Iranian-U.S. dynamics. This new triangle of state relations must also be considered in light of Iraq and Iran’s neighbors.
Decreasing Violence (or Deradicalization) in the New Jihad in Saudi Arabia and Beyond
HAMAS and Israel: Conflicting Strategies of Group-Based Politics
Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims through the War of Ideas
Egypt: Security, Political, and Islamist Challenges
Iraq, Women's Empowerment and Public Policy
A Hundred Osamas: Islamist Threats and the Future of Counterinsurgency
Saudi Arabia: Islamic Threat, Political Reform, and the Global War on Terror
Islamic Rulings on Warfare