Since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, a plethora of works on sectarianism in the Middle East have appeared. Assaf Moghadam's edited volume, Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism, adds to this growing literature. It brings together a mix of established and up-and-coming experts to address how militancy in Shiism manifests in various states across the greater Middle East (Afghanistan and Pakistan included). In addressing the issue of “militancy” in Shiism, it makes a number of important contributions and clarifications.
Helfont, Samuel. 2015. "Assaf Moghadam (Ed.). Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism: Trends and Patterns." Rev. of Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism: Trends and Patterns. Terrorism and Political Violence 27 (March): 383-384. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2015.1006105