As Mideast turmoil spreads, a professor of international affairs says we are witnessing changing interpretations of religion and “a struggle over which interpretations have authority over whom.” More
In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More
Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman discusses Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s visit to the UN this week, the lack of civility in American public discourse, and ongoing Jewish concerns about the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany. More
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Geneive Abdo, Iran analyst at the Century Foundation, says the mass demonstrations challenging Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameni, are unprecedented. "It's believed that he more or less authorized the rigging of this election," says Abdo.
Geneive Abdo, Iran analyst at the Century Foundation, talks about the religious dimensions of Iran's political crisis and the challenges it poses for the Islamic Republic’s cleric-run establishment.
The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites. It goes back nearly 1,400 years. Today it is tearing Iraq apart. But the two branches of Islam have not always been openly hostile, and in many parts of the world they live together peacefully. Lucky Severson talked with a prominent Middle East scholar about the rivalry's history, and why it has exploded recently, and what the prospects are for the future.