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.

Assad’s Devious, Cruel Plan to Stay in Power By Dividing Syria—And Why It’s Working
August 15, 2011

“I’m full of anger and sadness when I think of Egypt,” emails a protester from Syria’s capital of Damascus, who asked to be referred to as Rana to protect her identity. Months earlier, when I met her during my stay in Damascus, Rana was full of vigor and excitement when talking about how the budding Syrian revolution could mirror Egypt’s. “The protests are growing.