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Is Iran Creating Its Own State Within Iraq?

Malik, Hamdi and Behravesh, Maysam LU (2015) In The Guardian/Tehran Bureau
Abstract
Given the strength of nationalist sentiment across all Iraqi sects and the broad-based recognition of Sistani as a force for national unity, it will be difficult for Shia PMU groups to form a quasi-state in parallel to the Iraqi government once Isis is dislodged. In the eventuality of such a political outgrowth, the PMUs are bound to lose Sistani’s backing, and with it their legitimacy in the eyes of millions of Iraqi Shias who currently support them.
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Iraq, Iran, Shia Paramilitary Forces, Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Islamic State, IS, Ayatollah Sistani, Iraqi Nationalism, Sunni Arabs, State Within a State, Deep State, Parallel State, Hezbollah, Badr Organization, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Unity, Sectarianism, Militia, Leader, Civilization, Rouhani, Haidar al-Abadi
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e131fc9c-5031-4a24-a853-9ef45b8b2d0b (old id 5410163)
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/irans-state-within-state-in-iraq-shia
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2015-05-21 10:14:52
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  abstract     = {Given the strength of nationalist sentiment across all Iraqi sects and the broad-based recognition of Sistani as a force for national unity, it will be difficult for Shia PMU groups to form a quasi-state in parallel to the Iraqi government once Isis is dislodged. In the eventuality of such a political outgrowth, the PMUs are bound to lose Sistani’s backing, and with it their legitimacy in the eyes of millions of Iraqi Shias who currently support them.},
  author       = {Malik, Hamdi and Behravesh, Maysam},
  keyword      = {Iraq,Iran,Shia Paramilitary Forces,Popular Mobilization Units (PMU),Islamic State,IS,Ayatollah Sistani,Iraqi Nationalism,Sunni Arabs,State Within a State,Deep State,Parallel State,Hezbollah,Badr Organization,Asaib Ahl al-Haq,Unity,Sectarianism,Militia,Leader,Civilization,Rouhani,Haidar al-Abadi},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  series       = {The Guardian/Tehran Bureau},
  title        = {Is Iran Creating Its Own State Within Iraq?},
  year         = {2015},
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