The Heat: Iran-Saudi Arabia Ties

The Heat

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The restoration of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia – in a deal brokered by China reflects a changing world order. What can we expect for global diplomacy?   

Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic ties and the effects are expected to be felt across the region. Until now, the two countries were bitter rivals. The deal also highlights China’s role as a mediator. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Ali Akbar Dareini is a researcher and writer.
  • Salman Al-Ansari is a political researcher. 
  • Victor Gao is chair professor at Soochow University. 
  • Trita Parsi is the executive vice president of the Quincy Institute.