January 30, 2014

Vocabulary of Sectarianism

Aaron Zelin & Phillip Smyth, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

As the conflict in Syria continues to spread throughout the Levant and adopt a broader sectarian tone -- Sunni Salafis on one side and Iranian-backed, ideologically influenced Shiite Islamists on the other -- it is important to know how the main actors have cast one another.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Shia, Sunni, Islam, Syria, Sectarianism


January 20, 2014
Fighting 'Extremism' in Syria a Lost Cause
James Harkin, The Guardian
Plotting 'goodies' against Islamist 'baddies' in any context risks fanning the flames of further radicalisation. more ››
January 20, 2014
Assad Just Opened the Door to Regime Change
Faisal Al Yafai, National
A small admission by the Assad regime may have opened the door to outside regime change. more ››
January 21, 2014
Why Assad Has the Upper Hand
Rajan Menon, RealClearWorld
With the battlefield momentum shifting his way, the SNC divided and short on resources and the internal and external opposition split, Assad, despite his many problems, holds a stronger hand than his opponents. With the full... more ››
January 19, 2014
UN Ignores Starvation of Palestinians
New York Post
Palestinian refugees are being systematically starved to death and denied medical care and humanitarian relief. And yet the United Nations is totally silent: no protests, no condemnations, no resolutions. more ››
January 19, 2014
Don't Expect a Truce at Syria Peace Talks
Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast
The country's opposition will attend peace talks next week despite having doubts, but the conference will at least mark Assad's first acknowledgement of the leadership. more ››