The civil war in Syria is increasingly becoming a sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, particularly with the recent involvement of Hezbollah. But it didn't start out that way. In a recent op-ed for our partner The New York Times, Journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek argues that sectarian strife is in the interest of many players, including Bashar al-Assad.
Alia Malek looks at the last 40-plus years of American history through the eyes of Arab Americans. A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories includes timeless stories of an immigrant community becoming American, the nostalgia for home, and the alienation from a society sometimes as intolerant as its laws are generous.