Green-Zone Protests: Is Iraq Sleepwalking Into Iran?

Green-Zone Protests: Is Iraq Sleepwalking Into Iran?

By Haydar Zaki   Anti-corruption protests sweeping through a Middle Eastern country, spearheaded by an ultra-religious figure under the language of rights and equality – where have we heard this before? All one needs to do is look at the history of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq’s neighbour Iran to understand why I am deeply sceptical about current events. In Iran, ultra-religious figures were able to capitalise on the unrest and disenfranchisement of the Shah, Mohammad Reza¬†Pahlavi, to implement one of the most brutal theocracies in the region. It is…