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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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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