Posts Tagged: sectarian violence
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen does more to highlight the kingdom's isolation than its power.
The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen has more in common with 19th-century Europe than the 21st-century Middle East.
International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.
There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements still matter, and they deserve our solidarity — not our bombs.
The fate of one Shi’ite cleric hangs over the Gulf like a sword of Damocles.
America is now fighting the Iraq War for the third time, somehow madly expecting different results, while guaranteeing only failure.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.