Iran region

Iran's Axis of Resistance – a long time in the making

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Issue 1179 - 27 Oct 2023 | 5 minute read

The 'Axis of Resistance' bloc of state and non-state actors, Shia and Sunni militias, has been long in the making, as Iran's revolutionary elite has sought to project its influence via a disparate group of organisations ranged across the Middle East. Its components are of differing sizes and capabilities, and their links to Iran also vary.

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