Iranian-Saudi Relations in a Changing Regional Environment

@inproceedings{Saikal2016IranianSaudiRI,
  title={Iranian-Saudi Relations in a Changing Regional Environment},
  author={Amin Saikal},
  year={2016}
}
Major balance of power shifts are occurring in the Gulf region as geopolitical rivalries between Shi’a-dominated Iran and Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia play out in sectarian proxy conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen. While Iran-Western relations may improve, Saudi Arabia seeks to complement its US alliance by deepening relations with conservative forces, backing Arab Spring counter-revolutions, cooperating with nuclear-armed Pakistan, expanding links with China, and siding with Israel… CONTINUE READING

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