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The Sunni-Shi'a War
The Sunni-Shi'a War
Fight the Sunni, Hate the Jews

Hezbollah turns up the anti-Israel rhetoric even as it turns its guns away from Jerusalem toward Aleppo.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
The Sharifs Come to Town

Pakistani PM, Army Chief visit Saudi Arabia.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
UAE to Join the Party in Syria?

Emiratis declare they would dispatch ground forces to Syria—should the U.S. take the lead.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
Saudi Arabia to Send Ground Troops to Syria?

Saudi Arabia says it’s ready to send ground troops to Syria, but its track record in Yemen offers a reason for apprehension.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
Will We See a Sudanese Embassy in Jerusalem?

As Sunni-Shi’a battle lines harden, former Iranian ally looks to Saudi Arabia—and Israel.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
The Roots of Saudi Rage

Rational regional fears are driving Saudi actions.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
Turkey Takes Saudi Side in Embassy Dispute

Another old rival is now in the Saudi camp.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
Saudi-Iran Update: Qatar Takes Saudi Arabia’s Side

Doha withdraws ambassador from Tehran, as Sunni-Shi’a battle lines harden.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
How Not to Offshore Balance

As the Saudis’ regional allies turn on Iran, there are signs that the West is turning against the Saudis. If offshore balancing is the goal, this is not the way to go about it.

The Sunni-Shi'a War
Iranians Storm Saudi Embassy in Tehran

The attacks are a response to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shi’a cleric.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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