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On the Record

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

Geneive Abdo

The revolts that swept through much of the Middle East and North Africa two years ago have a troubling companion – a rise in religious sectarianism. Mounting tensions between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims could ultimately lead to major security issues in the region, as Nonresident Fellow Geneive Abdo explains.