Smaller and internally more homogeneous political units may offer a brighter prospect for stability in the region than the forcible unification of decomposed Arab states.

July 25 2016 12:01AM

The growing presence of Sunni jihadists in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon counterbalances Iranian influence; it also poses a new and dangerous threat to Israel.

Shaul Shay
Jan. 22 2014 12:00AM

By partnering with Iran to fight al-Qaeda, the United States has empowered both Shia and Sunni extremists at the expense of more moderate forces.

Lee Smith
Jan. 9 2014 12:00AM

Yesterday’s car bomb in a Hizballah stronghold is only the latest sign of a civil war between Sunnis and Shiites stretching from Baghdad to Beirut—with. . .

Lee Smith
Jan. 3 2014 12:00AM

 If Iran emerges the victor in the fight for the future of political Islam and regional dominance, American interests will be endangered to an extent. . .

Dec. 20 2013 12:00AM

Before deciding exactly what action to take against the Syrian dictator, the U.S. must determine whether his unleashing of chemical weapons was a sign of. . .

Sept. 4 2013 12:00AM

To many Islamists, the Sunni-Shi’ite conflict is much more important than the conflict with either Israel or America.

Aug. 8 2013 12:00AM