Iran-Saudi Rivalry UN Tries to Tackle “Ticking Bomb” of Yemen
Representatives of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed President in exile are in their second day of U.N. sponsored peace talks in Geneva. Expectations are low.
Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Saudi Arabia Offering an Olive Branch to Iran?
Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to diplomatic talks in Riyadh. That’s a big change. But given the rampant duplicity in Middle East diplomacy, that could just as easily signal that the situation is getting more tense, not less.
Iran-Saudi Rivalry Saudi-Pakistani Relationship Brightens Under the Missile-toe
U.S.-Saudi relations have been hovering barely above the sand in recent months, and Riyadh is showing an increasing willingness to pursue its regional goals without Washington’s oversight. The attendance of a Pakistani General to yesterday’s massive Saudi military parade suggests a closer relationship between the two regional powers. Iran will not be pleased.