Political Risk

Mideast’s worst case: A ‘big war’ pitting Shia Muslims against Sunni

“The Middle East crisis that peaked one year ago Wednesday when the Islamic State captured Mosul may result in the breakup of Iraq and an indefinite continuation of a war in Syria that’s already out of control, analysts say. Yet still worse things could happen. ‘The conditions are very much like 1914,’ says Michael Stephens of the Royal United Service Institute in London. ‘All it will take is one little spark, and Iran and Saudi Arabia will go at each other, believing they are fighting a defensive war.’ “

Source: ISTANBUL: Mideast’s worst case: A ‘big war’ pitting Shia Muslims against Sunni | Middle East | McClatchy DC

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