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Syrian Rebels Say: We Demand Radical Islamism; U.S. Says: We Can’t Hear You!

Thirteen Syrian rebel groups demand an Islamist state in Syria… Continue reading

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Arab World War Two: Sunni versus Shia

The Arabic-speaking world is gearing up for a massive Sunni versus Shia bloodbath… Continue reading

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The Sunni-Shi’ite Schism is One of the Most Influential Factors in Current Middle East Conflicts

The depth of the Sunni-Shi’ite schism can be seen in all the major arenas where regional conflicts are being waged… Continue reading

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi Calls on Muslims to Support the Rebels in Syria

Al-Qaradawi’s remarks reflect the deepening Sunni-Shi’ite schism in the Middle East… Continue reading

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Hezbollah is preparing to support the Syrian army forces to take over Aleppo

Following the victory at Al-Qusayr Hezbollah is preparing to support the Syrian army forces to take over Aleppo… Continue reading

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The Price Hezbollah Pays for Supporting the Syrian Regime

Being drawn into the Syrian civil war forced Hezbollah to pay both a political price and a price to its image in the Arab-Muslim world… Continue reading

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Hezbollah Support for the Syrian Regime

Hezbollah supports the Syrian regime as the civil war drags on… Continue reading

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Hezbollah Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

For Iran and Hezbollah, the preservation of Bashar Assad’s regime is of supreme strategic importance… Continue reading

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Iran Has to Prefer Syria to the Khuzestan Region

Should Iran give more importance to Syria than to the Khuzestan region… Continue reading

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Cairo Conference in Support of Arab Minority in Khuzestan Provokes Anger from Iran

Cairo conference to support Arab minority in Khuzestan region stirs up Arab-Sunni and Persian-Shia animosity… Continue reading

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The U.S. versus the ‘Shi’ite Crescent’?

Is U.S. Middle East policy aligned with the ‘Sunni bloc’ in a grand sectarian alliance against the ‘Shi’ite crescent’?… Continue reading

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Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War

The notion of a Sunni-Shi’ite conflict is not the only perceived dichotomy at play in the Syrian civil war… Continue reading

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The Sunni-Shia Conflict Will Be the Major Feature of Middle East Politics for Decades

We are not just talking here about theological differences but a battle between individual leaders, organizations, and states for power and primacy… Continue reading