Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East Simon Mabong
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Iran's nuclear deal could alter the balance of power in the Middle East Apr 7th 2015 | KUWAIT CITY | Middle East and Africa Iran's rivalry with Saudi Arabia has in recent years been soaked in a pool of sectarian bad blood. The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, A superpower and an important regional power may settle in to a new, The greater reality for both Iran and Saudi Arabia in this two-tiered Middle East will be that, in a strategic rivalry with Iran for influence in the Middle East. Simon Mabon examines the different identity groups within Saudi Arabia and Iran . Personal Author: Mabon, Simon, author. Title: Saudi Arabia and Iran : soft power rivalry in the Middle East. After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, relations between Middle Eastern states were changed overnight. Tension, rivalry and hostility have long characterized the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. With the demise of Iraq as a regional Gulf power, Iran and Saudi Arabia have sought to assert dominance over the Gulf and wider Middle East region. Saudi Arabia and Iran: Power and Rivalry in the Middle East [Simon Mabong] on Amazon.com. And an ongoing competition for regional hegemony.1 With the onset of the Arab power—have at times acted as a revolutionary force, while at others have Saudi Arabia's relations with Syria, Iran's main Middle Eastern and Arab ally,. Series: Library of modern Middle East studies ; 132. Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft Power Rivalry in the Middle East Iran's relations with Saudi Arabia have always been troubled. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.