The Saudi-Iranian Struggle for Hegemony Over the Gulf Region

The Gulf Region is characterized by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been at odds with each other politically, economically and militarily at least since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The US Invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the Arab Revolutions in 2011 have escalated the pace of struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the Gulf region. That struggle also affects the foreign policies of the Gulf states; enforcing them to side with one state. Therefore the struggle between the two sides also affects the stability and security of the region. Along with the regional context, the global powers’ engagement with Saudi Arabia and Iran helped maintain the struggle over the years. Peaking with the Gulf crisis of 2017 and the Trump administration’s maximum pressure policy over Iran, the struggle has transformed into a broader issue with both regional and global implications. To this end, ORSAM, in partnership with IU-ODAK Club is organizing a public talk by Dr. Majid Muhammed al Ansari from Qatar University.

6 November 2019, 14:00-16:00

Dr. Majid Muhammed al Ansari, Qatar University 

İstanbul Üniversitesi SBF Konferans Salonu
Beyazıt Kampüsü, Fatih/İSTANBUL

Note: The Program will be in English