This groundbreaking and richly nuanced study draws on the archives of the Ba’thist regime in Iraq and examines the efforts of Saddam Hussein and his subordinates to influence, control, intimidate and subvert Shi’i religious authorities, especially the leading clerical authorities.
The Occasional Papers feature inter-disciplinary scholarship focusing on Iraq by leading and emerging scholars. All papers are refereed.
Series Editor: Professor Augustus Richard Norton
The Institute for Iraqi Studies at Boston University serves as a catalyst for research on contemporary Iraq. The Institute was founded in 2010 and periodically sponsors workshops, visiting fellowships, lectures, film series and conferences, in addition to the Occasional Papers.