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As the conflict in Syria takes on a decidedly sectarian turn, with Hezbollah and other Shia fighters pitted against Salafi Jihadists, what gains can Iran achieve? Why is Iran so firmly behind Syria and is there policy likely to chance?

Author

Ali Ansari
Senior Associate Fellow

Ali Ansari is professor of Iranian History and director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews; Senior... read more

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