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Inventing the ‘timeless’ Sunni-Shiite conflict 19 avril 2015

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The Washington Post Sunday (USA) April 19, 2015, p. B5

By Nick Danforth *

Historian Nick Danforth says extremists have spun a self-fulfilling prophecy.  (suite…)

Mideast Shift: Sunnis Gain 28 novembre 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Wednesday, November 28, 2012, p. A1

By Neil MacFarquhar, Ramallah, West Bank

For years, the United States and its Middle East allies were challenged by the rising might of the so-called Shiite crescent, a political and ideological alliance backed by Iran that linked regional actors deeply hostile to Israel and the West. (suite…)

Turkey-Iraq row escalates 14 mai 2012

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Deutsche Welle (Germany) 14 May 2012                           

Ayhan Simsek

Ankara’s refusal to extradite Sunni politician al-Hashemi to Iraq has heightened tensions between Turkey and Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government. The crisis adds to concerns over a Sunni-Shi’ite « Cold War. » (suite…)

Turkey: Ankara’s nightmare, post-Assad partition of Syria 8 mai 2012

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May 8, 2012, Rome

With Alawi state on Mediterranean, risking domino effect. The nightmare scenario for Turkish diplomacy takes the following form: an exploding of Syria that has up to now been held together in the iron grasp of the Assad dynasty (suite…)

Long struggle looms over Levant 5 mai 2012

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Gulf News (UAE) May 5, 2012, p. 7

By Ayman Mustafa *

Gulf countries must act quickly to avert that scenario or devise ways to limit its impact on region. (suite…)

Sunni-Shiite-secular 10 février 2012

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) 10 February 2012, p. 15

Ali Bulaç

Justice and Development Party (AK Party) members gave a lesson on secularism to a delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) currently on a visit to Turkey, the Star daily reported on Jan. 28. The FJP came to power after receiving 47 percent of the vote in Egypt. (suite…)