SAUDI ARABIA/IRAN

 

Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Goes Regional

 

A new power struggle in the Middle East triggered by the historic Sunni-Shi’a conflict and the events of the Arab Spring is pitting Saudi Arabia against Iran in a competition for influence in the Arab Muslim arena.

The battlegrounds are many: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and the Gulf.

On the diplomatic level, the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is a factor in Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group of world...