Laurence Louer is associate professor at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po in Paris. She is the author of Shiism and Politics in the Middle East, Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf, and To Be an Arab in Israel. She lives in France.
Captures the complexities, and in fact pulls the reader away from the usual tired dichotomy. ---Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution To open the book is to appreciate the extent of the challenges in trying to understand the Islamic world and how it has drawn in the great global players, often at great cost to both. . . . Sunnis and Shi'a is an important book. ---Barclay McBain, The Herald For the dedicated regional student who wants to examine the politics of the current conflicts in the region it provides a wealth of insight. ---Jerry Lenaburg, New York Journal of Books