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The Sunni-Shia Conflict

Understanding Sectarian Violence in the Middle East

Nathan Gonzalez

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9842252-0-0
  • Publication Date: 2009-12-01
  • Nortia Press

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The Sunni-Shia Conflict

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Moving beyond tired descriptions of the Middle East as a land of ideological fanatics, Nathan Gonzalez exposes the cold political interests behind the ongoing conflict that pits members of the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam against each other.


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"Nathan Gonzalez has written the first general, accessible account of the conflict within the House of Islam. . . . The Sunni-Shia Conflict is a powerful and persuasive book."—Anthony Pagden, distinguished professor of political science, UCLA

Nathan Gonzalez

Nathan Gonzalez is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project and author of Engaging Iran: The Rise of a Middle East Powerhouse and America's Strategic Choice. In 2002, he received the Dean's Prize for Undergraduate Research from the University of California-Los Angeles for his research on Iraq, through which he predicted that a U.S. invasion would bring about massive sectarian violence and a stronger Iran. He holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.