Author: Sarie Khalid

Sarie Khalid is a Middle East and North Africa columnist who specializes in Islamism, Counter-terrorism, Energy markets and Middle Eastern foreign policy.

It’s Always Sunni in Saudi Arabia

January’s mass executions in Saudi Arabia were, paradoxically, not a message to Iran as much as a warning to a restive new generation in the kingdom. Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr’s significance lies not in his theological credentials. He was not a…

How ISIS and Sunni Rage Remade the Middle East

The Bush White House’s decision to invade Iraq, overthrow Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist dictatorship and De-Ba’athification of the Iraqi military and intelligence agencies were the immediate causes of the Sunni insurgency that erupted in 2004. The Shia death squads who ethnically…