mapsadiran7Glen Segell (DPhil, FRGS)

(Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also Research Fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran & Gulf Studies, University of Haifa, Israel, and Editor of The Middle East Tracker and The London Security Policy Study. He serves as an Executive Advisory Board Member of the International Political Studies Association Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society. He holds the rank of Brigadier-General (Reserves) and is an expert for NATO STO)

Copyright @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( publication date: 25 March 2023

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

If one were to undertake a hypothetical survey on the streets of the Middle East asking the question “What is the problem between Saudi Arabia and Iran?” the answer could be “The rivalry is primarily a political and economic struggle exacerbated by religious differences. Sectarianism in the region is exploited by both countries for geopolitical purposes as part of a larger conflict.”... Read more

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