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The "Shiʼi crescent" : myth and reality

Author: Moshe Maʻoz; Brookings Institution. Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, 2007.
Series: Analysis paper (Brookings Institution. Saban Center for Middle East Policy), no. 15.
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"This paper argues that far from there being a threatening "Shiʼi crescent," or a Middle East about to be torn apart along Muslim sectarian lines, the pattern has been for mixed Sunni-Shiʼi states to remain intact. The reason is that important differences remain among Shiʼi communities. In many cases, the Shiʼah are more concerned with changing their lot within their existing countries than in binding themselves to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Computer network resources
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Maʻoz; Brookings Institution. Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
OCLC Number: 183191605
Notes: "November 2007."
Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 10, 2007).
Description: 33 p. : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Series Title: Analysis paper (Brookings Institution. Saban Center for Middle East Policy), no. 15.
Responsibility: Moshe Maʻoz.

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"This paper argues that far from there being a threatening "Shiʼi crescent," or a Middle East about to be torn apart along Muslim sectarian lines, the pattern has been for mixed Sunni-Shiʼi states to remain intact. The reason is that important differences remain among Shiʼi communities. In many cases, the Shiʼah are more concerned with changing their lot within their existing countries than in binding themselves to Iran, the largest Shiʼi community in the region, or in creating any other form of pan-Shiʼi alliance"--Exec. sum.

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