Sectarian Divide in the Middle East and Politics

  • Religion in the Middle East seems to define allies and enemies inside and outside the political borders. On the one hand, Shiite Iran is allies with the Iraqi government, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, revolutionary forces in Bahrain and the Syrian regime. On the other hand, Sunni Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States, Egypt, Turkey and Sunni elements in the region form an alliance against what they call the expansion of the Iranian influence. There is an unmistaken pattern of alliance in the Middle East, in which states, monarchies and forces seem to define their allies and enemies based on sectarian dimensions, and by which we witness a minority oppressing a majority when it is possible and vice versa across the Middle East including Israel...

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Author:Hakim Khatib
Parent Title (German)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2015/06/09
Date of first Publication:2015/06/09
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/01/28
Tag:Authoritarianism; Islam; Middle East; Religion; Sectarianism
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Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
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