May 10, 2010
Will Iraq Become an Iran-Saudi Proxy War?
R. Shanahan, Lowy Institute
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by Rodger Shanahan - 10 May 2010 9:49AM
While the post-election world of Iraqi politics is still mired in confusion, as the prime minister Maliki’s State of Law coalition and former prime minister Iyad Allawi’s Iraqiyya coalition seek coalition partners, one thing is for certain: Iran seeks to be the winner in the long run.
Iran faces challenges on several fronts; the internal security crackdown by an unpopular regime in the face of continued public opposition to its 2009 electoral manipulation, an economy that struggles to grow anywhere near sufficiently to accommodate the demands of a youthful population of 70 million people, a nuclear program that is causing nervousness in the region and has...
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