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Iran’s Islamic revolution fueled a competition for regional dominance. Explore modern #SunniShia tensions:
This interactive diagram maps out the branches of Islam:
The downing of Malaysian passenger jet requires international inquiry says @steven_pifer in this interview:
“This is a conflict of identity far more than a conflict of belief & practice." –@rezaaslan on #SunniShia divide:
Listen to #TWNW podcast to hear the audience pick for figure of the week: Thank you @WholesomelySpun.
What are next steps after the Ukr airliner downing? @steven_pifer walks through initial options.…
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Explore the origins of the #SunniShia schism with this timeline:
Must reads of the week, by @wrmead, @gavinjones10, and more:
Coming up in the news: tensions in Gaza escalate, Iranian nuclear talk deadline approaches, and more. Listen: #TWNW
RT @JohnCampbellcfr: Bringing Solar Power and Hope to the DRC
RT @snydersas: My latest blog on Northeast Asian Security Architecture: Lessons from European History via @CFR_org
MEM This Week: Israeli-Hamas Brinkmanship & Iraqi Political Progress+developments throughout the region via @CFR_org
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Is the Middle East beyond repair? @LesGelb explains on @thedailybeast:
Can the U.S. mend relations with Germany? Read @gmfus President Karen Donfried’s interview:
RT @MaxBoot: Shootdown of #MH17--like shootdown of KAL 007 back in 1983--demands moral clarity in response. My take:
The BRICS proposed a development bank this week in Rio. Read why CFR's Kahn calls the move risky:
Can learning from the past help China strengthen its food safety laws? Read @YanzhongHuang's latest:
How will changes in #Japan's domestic politics affect its alliance with the U.S.? @SheilaSmithCFR explains:
Indonesia's election results will solidify the country's reputation as a showpiece of democracy in Asia -- or not.
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RT @CFR_CPA: Read more about the impact of Syrian refugees on #Lebanon's government in this CPA report: (2/2)
Muslims split into 2 camps after the death of Prophet Mohammed. This timeline details how the sects evolved:
RT @MaxBoot: #Hamas wins a propaganda victory over #Israel in #Gaza at the cost of four young boys' lives. My take:
#ThisDayinHistory, 1945: Churchill, Stalin, and Truman negotiate terms for the end of World War II in Potsdam, Germany.