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Rift Between Cairo, Washington Deepens

  • By
  • Josh Haber,
  • New America Foundation
October 28, 2013 |

Daniel Levy: What Israeli Elections Results Mean On Global Front | Al-Monitor

January 25, 2013

Former Israeli peace process advisor Daniel Levy analyzes the global implications of Israel's election results in a private memo for the European Council on Foreign Relations. The upshot: while the expected coalition is not likely to advance prospects ...

Ansar Al-Sharia: Al-Qaeda's Response To The Arab Spring | Al-Monitor

January 7, 2013

He also cited the views of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, terrorist affairs expert Peter Bergen and writer Fareed Zakaria. The emergence of Ansar al-Sharia. The concept of Ansar al-Sharia began to spread in several Arab and Muslim countries ...

Lebanon’s Dangerous Sunni-Shiite Divide Widens

  • By
  • Randa Slim,
  • New America Foundation
May 26, 2012 |

The main fault line in Lebanese politics is the division between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. Years in the making, this divide must be overcome soon or it could plunge Lebanon into another civil war.

Recent sectarian clashes in north Lebanon and Beirut are but a symptom of this growing divide. At the political-leadership level, Hezbollah’s Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the Future Movement’s Saad Hariri — the Shiite and Sunni de facto leaders — are not on speaking terms. At the grassroots level, a wall of fear and mistrust separates Lebanon’s two largest communities.

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