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The Yemen Conflict Isn't a Sectarian War—Yet
April 03, 2015

Framing the conflict as Sunni vs. Shia oversimplifies the complex political landscape within Yemen. More importantly, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

Iraq Is Back on the Brink of Civil War
May 08, 2013

Sectarian strife is the worst it's been in many years—and Syria isn't helping.

An Israeli Strike, An American Message
May 04, 2013

How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.

The End of Arab Nationalism
July 12, 1991

It is now a little more than half a century ago that George Antonius (an Alexandria-born Greek Orthodox writer of Palestinian background) published his manifesto, The Arab Awakening. All the grand themes of Arab nationalism were foreshadowed in Antonius's work: the "secularism" of the Arab nationalist movement, the primacy of the PanArab movement over "smaller" loyalties, the fragmentation of that movement at the hands of the colonial powers, and the presumed centrality of the Palestinian question to the entire Arab world. Antonius wrote with an Anglo-American audience in mind.