August 19, 2012
A Light on Sunni-Shiite Rivalries
Kaveh Afrasiabi, Asia Times
A sense of some positive chemistry between King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Mecca suggests progress can be made towards managing the Sunni-Shi'ite rivals' regional struggle. For an early test of this rapprochement, look to how Syria is handled at this month's Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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