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.
Five Arab Countries Are Supporting Obama's Strikes in Syria. What's Their Strategy?
September 23, 2014
Here's what they stand to gain from it.
A Q&A with Vali Nasr.
It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.
An interview with Olivier Roy.
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.
“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.