REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - A boy sells flag posters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (L) and Yemen's Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi ahead of a demonstration by Houthi followers against the Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa August 24, 2015.


Ideologies, alliances and underbalancing in the new Middle East cold war

August 26, 2015, F. Gregory Gause, III

Gregory Gause says that it is a very popular short-hand to portray the international politics of the post-Arab Spring Middle East as a simple tale of Sunnis v. Shiites, with Saudi Arabia and Iran leading the respective sectarian camps—a Middle East version of the 30 Years War.

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