Click here to access the article: 'The Sunni-Shia Divide' by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Many believe that an ancient religious divide within Islam is helping to fuel the conflict in the Middle East and Muslim countries. So how can one religion be so divided along ideological lines? This article by the Council on Foreign Relations provides a simple yet comprehensive explanation of the Sunni-Shia divide, a division which is having such a profound impact on the world today. It is accompanied by an eight minute video overview.

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