Sectarianism in the Middle East

Issue19 CHACR GAP Briefing Secterianism in the Middle East

Sectarianism is frequently applied as a framework to understand developments across the Middle East, particularly in the ten-sions between Iran and Saudi Arabia that play out across the re-gion. This briefing provides an overview of the academic discus-sions on the emergence and utilization of sectarian identities, and how it impacts politics and day to day lives.