Riyadh and Tehran on a collision course (Mideast Monitor)


In the latest Mideast Monitor, Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman discusses the ebb and flow of Riyadh-Tehran relations since the 1960s and argues that the execution of Saudi Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr highlights the Saudi government's deep insecurities over the collapse of oil prices, internal jihadism, and a loss of faith in the US-Saudi alliance.