The Heat: Saudi-Iran Relations

The Heat

Saudi Arabia and Iran have been locked in a struggle for regional dominance for decades. And in recent years, their rivalry has been exacerbated by proxy wars across the Middle East.
Confirmation this week that the two countries are engaged in direct talks is raising hopes for a de-escalation in tensions. There is a lot at stake – with efforts to end the 6-year Yemen war and talks to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Joining the discussion:

  • Mohammad Marandi is the Chair of American Studies at the University of Tehran.
  • Jonathan Broder is a Contributing Editor at Congressional Quarterly and SpyTalk.
  • Edmund Ghareeb is an academic and Middle East expert.
  • Salman Al-Ansari is the Founder and President of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee.

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