Vrushal T. Ghoble

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  • Dr. Vrushal T. Ghoble is Assistant Professor at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    Saudi Arabia–Iran Contention and the Role of Foreign Actors

    The Sykes–Picot Agreement, the Iranian Revolution, the Gulf Wars, and other events that have unfolded after the Arab Uprising (the Arab Spring), have altered the course of West Asian history. Saudi Arabia and Iran are the new architects determining the course and its trajectory; also significant is the presence of foreign powers. As is evident that oil has been a crucial factor behind the West’s interests in the region. The article states that the new Cold War can be explained as a variance between Iran and Saudi Arabia; and the situation manoeuvred by foreign actors.

    January 2019

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