The factor of the Saudi-Iranian controversy in the Middle East (article II)

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The factor of the Saudi-Iranian controversy in the Middle East (article II)
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2016. No 2(51). P. 37-50

DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2016-2-37-50

Abstract. This second piece in the series of two articles addresses the regional rivalry between two lead states in the Middle East – the Saudi Arabia and Iran. This factor has deep historical, ideological, economic, political and sociocultural roots and presently manifests itself in a variety of contexts ranging from the Arab-Israeli confrontation to oil production policy. The struggle for spiritual/religious leadership also gains a new momentum. The two regional powers’ interests most evidently clashed on Syria, even as select other players are also interest in sustaining this regional rivalry. 

Keywords: Iran, Saudi Arabia, regional leadership, USA, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, oil, influence, military force, ISIS, the Syria crisis, Iranian nuclear program 


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For citation:
Frolov A. The factor of the Saudi-Iranian controversy in the Middle East (article II). Pathways to Peace and Security, 2016, No 2(51), pp. 37-50. https://doi.org/10.20542/2307-1494-2016-2-37-50



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