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Back in Iraq, al-Sadr Must Now Deliver Politically
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Back in Iraq, al-Sadr Must Now Deliver Politically

Catherine Cheney and Matthew Duss explain what Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will have to do in order to deliver politically.

Moqtada al-Sadr, the populist Iraqi Shiite cleric, has returned to Iraq from Iran once more, ready to take on a prominent role in mainstream politics. For Sadr, whose Mahdi Army militia was responsible for some of the bloodiest violence during the U.S. occupation, it is the latest of several evolutions since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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Matthew Duss

Policy Analyst

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