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224 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474466189

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Iran and Saudi Arabia

Taming a Chaotic Conflict

Ibrahim Fraihat

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Discusses the issues of sectarianism, regional security and domestic political leadership to shed light on the long-standing debate about whether this conflict is sectarian in nature or driven by other concerns, such as international balance of power
  • Charts the international response to the conflict, including various attempts at Track One mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia from the West and regional powers
  • Establishes dialogue, mediation, Track Two diplomacy, peace zones, rebalancing of the regional order and reform of existing conflict strategies as the pillars of conflict management and resolution that corresponds with Iran's and Saudi Arabia's individual needs, interests and concerns
  • Builds on an analysis of more than 60 interviews with scholars and former policy makers from Iran, the Arab Gulf states, Europe and the United States