Title

Rise of the Militiamen

Authors

Renad Mansour

Program

Cairo Review

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https://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/rise-of-the-militiamen/

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Publication Date

Summer 2017

Abstract

The end of the strongman era in Iraq has led to the rise of paramilitaries representing sects and ethnicities. Popular Mobilization Units have become part of the state’s official security structure. Although the PMUs have been instrumental in the fight against ISIS, their more powerful militias pose a stark challenge to the country’s future stability.

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