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Foreign fighters pour into Syria to bolster Assad regime

Philip Smyth discusses the implications of Shia militias in Syria which he estimates are at 15, 500 to 25,000 strong. Find it here!


Beware of Muqtada al-Sadr

Phillip Smyth gives a detailed analysis of the potential motives behind Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in both Syria and Iraq and urges U.S. policymakers to keep a close eye on Sadr’s ambitions.

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The Shiite Jihad in Syria and Its Regional Effects (February 2015)

Phillip Smyth reminds us that Iranian-backed Shia proxy groups are fighting for Assad. He offers valuable resources on this vastly understudied but important topic. Find it at The Washington Institute!