August 19, 2013

A Pessimistic Survey of Iraq Protests

Aymenn al-Tamimi, The National

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Despite a decline in media coverage, Sunni Arab protests in Iraq continue to occur. The demonstrations reflect a widespread feeling of marginalisation among Sunni Arabs. Yet there has been scant analysis of the ideological trends within...

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TAGGED: Iraq, Sunnis, Islamists


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