The deeply intertwined histories of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism.

Carol E. B. Choksy and Jamsheed K. Choksy
May 19 2015 12:01AM

Conventional wisdom holds that Sunni-Shiite conflicts have pushed Hamas away from Iran and its satellites. The facts tell a different story.   

Michael Segall
July 30 2014 12:01AM

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. 

Peter Berger
June 30 2014 12:01AM

ISIS in Iraq and the mullahs in Iran are on opposite sides of Islam’s religious divide. They must be natural enemies, right? Wrong. 

Pinhas Inbari
June 20 2014 12:01AM

With America already aiding Iran and its allies, what incentive does Tehran have to sign a comprehensive deal?    

Lee Smith
May 30 2014 12:01AM

America’s “strategic” withdrawal from the Middle East is leaving in utter disarray the forces that might have balanced growing Iranian strength. 

Lee Smith
March 21 2014 12:01AM

Though sharing some key beliefs and rituals, Sunni and Shiite Islam are almost two separate religions. 

Harold Rhode
March 12 2014 12:01AM

The fundamental problem in the Middle East is not sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shiites, but the revolutionary goals of Tehran.

Lee Smith
Feb. 19 2014 12:01AM