The deeply intertwined histories of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism.
Conventional wisdom holds that Sunni-Shiite conflicts have pushed Hamas away from Iran and its satellites. The facts tell a different story.
The original, 7th-century schism between Sunnis and Shiites isn’t the sole factor in contemporary Islamic violence; but it remains a surprisingly important one.
ISIS in Iraq and the mullahs in Iran are on opposite sides of Islam’s religious divide. They must be natural enemies, right? Wrong.
With America already aiding Iran and its allies, what incentive does Tehran have to sign a comprehensive deal?
America’s “strategic” withdrawal from the Middle East is leaving in utter disarray the forces that might have balanced growing Iranian strength.
Though sharing some key beliefs and rituals, Sunni and Shiite Islam are almost two separate religions.
The fundamental problem in the Middle East is not sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shiites, but the revolutionary goals of Tehran.