The Social Composition of Shiites in Afghanistan

EPC | 01 Dec 2013

Iran exerted huge efforts to steer Shiites in Afghanistan, unite their ranks and put them in a political framework to ensure their subordination to the Guardian of the Jurist in Tehran. The US and Iranian interests converged in Afghanistan after Sep. 11, 2001 attacks; this opened the way for Iran to move freely in the social environment of Afghani Shiites. Although the article is predominantly descriptive of the Afghani Shiite society, still it carries out important indications about the mechanisms and characteristics of Iran’s influence among Shiite minorities.

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