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Saudi-Iraqi Tensions Should be a Wake-Up Call on Sectarianism

ISIS has shown that localised sectarian tensions can give rise to global terrorism, and that marriages of convenience can come bac...

Sectarianism

Global Extremism in June 2016

The five deadliest violent extremist attacks in June claimed at least 577 lives, according to the latest Global Extremism Monitor....

Global Extremism Monitor

ISIS Imports Sectarianism to Afghanistan

Afghanistan's 'long war' is entrenched and intractable, but unlike conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon it has not been ch...

ISIS

ISIS Magazine Targets Sunni 'Apostates'

The latest issue of ISIS' English-language magazine, Dabiq, pursues a starkly intra-Sunni sectarian agenda in contrast to the prev...

ISIS

Behind the GCC's Terrorist Designation of Hizbullah

The Gulf Cooperation Council's move to blacklist the Lebanese Shia militia goes back at least three years, and is largely a functi...

Hizbullah

ISIS Exploits the Sunni-Shia Split

The latest issue of ISIS' English-language magazine Dabiq focuses on sectarian divisions, hot on the heels of Saudi Arabia's execu...

ISIS

Saudi Arabia's Executions: Why Now?

Saudi Arabia's execution of Nimr al-Nimr, along with 46 others, in January drew widespread condemnation and a growing regional cri...

Saudi Arabia

The Other Apocalypse

Apocalyptic imagery permeates the current conflicts of the Middle East....

Shia extremism

The Lebanon Equation

Spillover from the Syrian conflict is upsetting the delicate religious balance in Lebanon....

Lebanon

Five Questions on...Religion and Conflict in Yemen

As the Shia Houthi movement consolidates recent gains in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, Thanos Petouris of the School of Oriental and ...

Yemen

Exploring the Sunni-Shia Divide

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has produced an interactive guide that explains the appeal of the 'schism' within Islam bet...

Sectarianism