Shelly Johny

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  • Shelly Johny was Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Implications of Transferring Control of the Awakening Councils in Iraq

    The recent American plan to transfer control of the Awakening Movement’s tribal militias to the Iraqi Army is fraught with risk for the future of Iraq. The improved security situation in Iraq has been attained by maintaining a precarious balance between several countervailing forces. Care has been taken to isolate radical Shia movements like Muqtada al-Sadr’s Jaish al-Mahdi and prevent it from having any share of power in the Shia-majority government led by Nouri al-Maliki.

    September 12, 2008

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