How to Win Friends and Influence Iraqis (Foreign Policy)

Shia Militias

“The United States has taken a back seat to Shiite militias and Iranian commanders in the battle for Tikrit. Does that make Washington all but irrelevant in Baghdad going forward?”

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A return to the Middle Eastern great game (Brookings)

Martin S. Indyk lays out strategies for the United States to maintain peace and stability in the region through shoring up ties to traditional allies, or reaching out to Iran in order to build a coalition.

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