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Shia Islamism and Iranian Influence

In 2006, as Iraq’s Shia majority watched the execution of former President Saddam Hussein, one clear victor emerged from America’s controversial war: Iran. Iraq’s transition from Iran’s fierce enemy, to probable ally was a major success for the Islamic Republic and one of the biggest shifts in the regional order of power since Iran’s establishment as an Islamic Republic in 1979.  This factsheet is part of a broader series covering “Islamism in the WANA region”.

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