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    Saudi–Iranian Rivalry and the Impact on the Syrian Conflict

Saudi–Iranian Rivalry and the Impact on the Syrian Conflict

by Julien Barnes-Dacey
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre looking at the Saudi–Iran rivalry in the region on 7 May 2018. 

Syria’s devastating seven-year conflict began on the basis of strong domestic grievances against the authoritarian Assad rule and local factors have always been key to shaping events on the ground. However, the conflict also quickly assumed an […]

June 22nd, 2018|Iran, Saudi, Syria|1 Comment|

Yemen: Background to the Manufacture of a Proxy War

by Helen Lackner
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre looking at the Saudi–Iran rivalry in the region on 7 May 2018. 

Of the regional states affected by the Iran–Saudi rivalry, Yemen is the most remote; until recently it was also the least significant. While Saudi Arabia has been deeply involved in Yemen for decades, Iran remained marginal. In […]

June 21st, 2018|Iran, Saudi, Yemen|0 Comments|
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    Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy in Lebanon and Bahrain

Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy in Lebanon and Bahrain

by Simon Mabon
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre looking at the Saudi–Iran rivalry in the region on 7 May 2018. 

On 4 November 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from office whilst in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hariri had been summoned to meet the Kingdom’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman who was increasingly concerned at the rising […]

June 20th, 2018|Iran, Saudi|0 Comments|

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Mirrored Islamisms

by Sir John Jenkins
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre looking at the Saudi–Iran rivalry in the region on 7 May 2018. 

The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the contemporary Middle East can be seen as one of competing legitimacies within a disordered system. This competition does not seem manageable in the way many people assume; and […]

June 19th, 2018|Iran, Saudi|1 Comment|

Saudi Domestic Uncertainties and the Rivalry with Iran

by Madawi Al-Rasheed
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre looking at the Saudi–Iran rivalry in the region on 7 May 2018. 

Most analysis of the Saudi–Iranian rivalry seems to miss the fundamental points that underline the tension. Both countries are not trying to defend themselves from each other. Iran is trying to save itself from either foreign intervention […]

June 18th, 2018|Iran, Saudi|0 Comments|

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