Posts tagged "sectarian violence"

In the Shadows of Syria: Defusing Sectarian Tensions in Lebanon

by Irina Papkova For two weeks, Lebanon lived on the knife edge of a sectarian civil war. And here the truly interesting part of this story begins to emerge.

What We’re Missing

Elissa Lerner: The BBC offered a cursory introduction to the Yazidis and the Mandaeans, two ancient minority religions that sprung from the religious oasis that was once Iraq. Ed Stourton summarizes his own point rather nicely, “Iraq’s tragedy has been so huge that smaller tragedies like these stories of religious violence have got lost amidst it all.”