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Across the Arab World, Shiites Gain Power

In Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, the political strength of Shia Muslims is growing. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle East Studies at Sarah Lawrence College about the implications the trend holds for the Sunni Muslim majority.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.