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The Looming Sunni-Shia Crisis

posted on November 12, 2012

The American Conservative’s Kelly Vlahos writes that, “No one—not Washington, nor the establishment press—seems ready to confront the Sunni-Shia conflagration that threatens to rock whatever narrow foreign policy hold the U.S. has in the … [Muslim world], promising a bleak landscape of war for years to come.” Vlahos argues that the Arab Spring, in places like Bahrain and Syria, did not usher in democracy, but instead intra-religious tensions that could “spillover from the Syrian conflict [and] could wreak havoc on places already made fragile by years of war, poverty, and corruption.”

Read at The American Conservative