Monthly Archives: June 2014

Reconciling Iraq’s Shias and Sunnis


With city after city in Shia-governed Iraq being overrun by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)––a Sunni Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization whose stated objective is to unite Iraq and Syria, and perhaps eventually more of the Levant (Lebanon, for instance), into a single large fundamentalist caliphate––the threat of a sectarian civil war in the region is heightened.  In response, the U.S. is now considering a military intervention similar in scope to its 2011 military intervention in Libya. Read the rest of this entry

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