Trust them or not, the Council on Foreign Relations has put together an excellent article on what the Sunni and Shia’s constant warring will likely bring to the Middle East.

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Their goals are to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.  

Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.  (Source)

The piecebelow is congruent with my understanding of these two differing views of Islam.

They share faith in the Quran and the Prophet Mohammed’s sayings and perform similar prayers, although they differ…

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