“What Fuels the Saudi Rivalry With Iran?” New York Times, April 23, 2018

Author: Madawi Al-Rasheed, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

In this article, Al-Rasheed analyses Saudi Arabia’s destabilising conflict with Iran.

“Saudi Arabia’s government officials, and particularly its powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, often talk about pushing back a dangerous Iranian threat. But the truth is, despite this talk, the foreign policy emanating from Riyadh is driven primarily by domestic politics. Prince Mohammed knows that a fearful enemy is a key to his own strength…”