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Forging an Iraqi Version of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Jun 3, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Forging an Iraqi Version of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Empowering Iraq's Shiite militias could help Iran tighten its grip on the neighboring country, if it can outmaneuver opposing Iraqi factions.
(SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A look at Iraq's long border with Iran explains why influence in Baghdad tips decidedly in Tehran's favor. Winding through Shiite-majority territory, the borderland is a terrain in which Iran has ample military and political influence. Though varyingly a foe, ally or competitor of Iraq, Iran has, in the absence...

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