Faizan Ali

Mr Faizan Ali is currently studying strategic and defence studies.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: A Severed Past & a Bitter Present

Written by Faizan Ali 1:47 pm

Saudi Arabia and Iran have had had a fractured relationship, and this animosity was triggered during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Both nation-states represent the two major Islamic sects, that is, Shia and Sunni, thus fueling both states with animosity. The support for opposing groups, the inception of proxies, and the initiation of counter actions towards each other began as a result of the security dilemma between the two states.
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