Suggested Reading: The Shiite-Sunni Conflict

Shia Revival, by Vali Nasr
The Future of Political Islam, Graham E. Fuller
Democracy in Iran, Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

 

The following is a list of suggested reading about the Shiite-Sunni conflict.

  • The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future, by Vali Nasr, W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
  • Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty, by Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World, by Yitzhak Nakash, Princeton University Press, 2006.
  • The Shi'is of Iraq, by Yitzhak Nakash, Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture, and History of Shi'ite Islam, by Juan Cole, I.B. Tauris, 2002.
  • Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran, by Daniel Brumberg, University of Chicago Press, 2001.
  • Hezbollah: A Short History, by Augustus Richard Norton, Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic, by Ray Takeyh, Times Books, 2006.
  • The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, by George Packer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
  • The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America, by Kenneth Pollack, Random House, 2004.
  • Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied, by Toby Dodge, Columbia University Press, 2005.
  • A History of Iraq, by Charles Tripp, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • The Future of Political Islam, by Graham E. Fuller, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
  • The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and Its Furies, Dilip Hiro, Nation Books, 2005.
  • The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict, Dilip Hiro, Paladin Grafton Books, 1990.
  • A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani, Warner Books, 1992.

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Shia Revival

How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future

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Democracy in Iran

History And the Quest for Liberty

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Reaching for Power
Reaching for Power

The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World

by Yitzhak Nakash

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Sacred Space and Holy War
Sacred Space and Holy War

The Politics, Culture and History of Shi-Ite Islam

by Juan R. I. Cole

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Reinventing Khomeini

The Struggle for Reform in Iran

by Daniel Brumberg

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A Short History

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Paradox And Power in the Islamic Republic

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The Assassins' Gate
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America in Iraq

by George Packer

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The Conflict Between Iran And America

by Kenneth M. Pollack

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Inventing Iraq

The Failure Of Nation Building And A History Denied

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A History of Iraq
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by Charles Tripp

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The Future of Political Islam
The Future of Political Islam

by Graham E. Fuller

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The Iranian Labyrinth
The Iranian Labyrinth

Journeys Through Theocratic Iran And Its Furies

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The Longest War
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The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict

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