Sectarianism in the Middle East

Funding: Qatar National Research Fund

Investigators: Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Mark Farha (Georgetown University) and Dr Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)

This project examined how the eruption of popular unrest across the Arab world opened up a sectarian divide in the region with far-reaching consequences. Through detailed study of original sources, the research team analysed the relationship between regional power rivalry and worsening sectarian tensions and conflict.