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updated Wed. December 20, 2023

Indeed, in my book with Rend Rahim Francke (“The Arab Shi'a,” 2001) we underscored, even before Saddam fell, the latent tensions between Iran and Iraq. One country is Arab, the other is Persian; even their Shi'ite cultures demonstrate different colorations. Iraq is historically the center of global Shi'ism, ...

Rend Rahim Francke, an Iraqi exile serving on the Future of Iraq project (and now the ambassador from Iraq to the United States), said that "the system of public security will break down, because there will be no functioning police force, no civil service, and no justice system" on the first day after the fighting. "There will be a ...


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