Friday, June 14, 2013

Institute for Iraqi Studies at Boston University (IISBU) publishes inaugural occasional paper, The Hawza Under Siege: A Study in the Ba'th Party Archive, by Abbas Kadhim

Making use of Ba'thist intelligence archives Kadhim examines the efforts of Saddam Hussein and his subordinates to influence, control, intimidate and subvert Shi'i religious authorities, especially the leading clerical authorities in al-Najaf. His study is detailed and nuanced, and it may be downloaded for free from the IIS website.

A Kindle version is available as well, and Ibook and Epub versions are in progress.

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