Monday, August 13, 2007
Ayatollahs on the Ascent
ISN has an interesting piece today on self-declared Ayatollahs that are challenging the traditional Shia power structures. Moqtada al-Sadr is the best known in the west, but there are others that present even clearer challenges to Shia authority figures. Meanwhile, this Carnegie commentary discusses different models of Islamist participation in political processes.