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Published: 16 February 2017

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190233143

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The New Sectarianism

The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo

  • Demonstrates how Sunni-Shi'a tension has overtaken the broader conflict between Muslims and the West
  • Examines how religion is instrumentalized for political purposes, and how it is perceived and practiced by Muslims in its own right
  • Argues that sectarianism poses a threat to regional states and stakeholders in the wider world, including the United States and its allies