War within Islam

Yemen: Capacity, Collapse, and Doughnuts

March 22, 2016 by Todd Dahmann

The United States must reconsider its approach to the recent political turmoil in Yemen.

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The Iran-Iraq War and Sectarianism in the Middle East

March 14, 2016 by Satgin Hamrah
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The Iran-Iraq War officially ended in 1988, but its legacy is still felt today as the sectarian fault lines it created fuels proxy wars across the Middle East.

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Iran Pitches Anti-Extremist Cooperation, but Dim Prospects for Coalition

March 12, 2016 by Adam Weinstein
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Iranian leaders’ calls to unify both Sunnis and Shias against the Islamic State have fallen on deaf ears as sectarian divides deepen across the Middle East.

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Dismantling the Sectarian Narrative

June 10, 2014 by Mowaffak Al-Rubaie
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For centuries, sectarianism has played a pivotal role in shaping the social, economic, security, and political relationships between and within various Muslim countries. Over time, the differences deepened to the extent that the two sects have engaged in all out warfare.

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