THE REGIONAL GROUNDS OF DISINTEGRATION BETWEEN IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA (2005 - 2011)

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor; Political Science, Faculty of Economic & Political Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University

2 Ph.D. Student; International Relations in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Islamic Azad University, Tehan Science and Research Branch

Abstract

There have been great ups and downs in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia  before and after the Islamic Revolution of Iran. For the US role before the revolution along with the ruling elite's role afterwards, both countries stepped toward friendship. However, after the revolution, their relations have been deteriorated. The research aims at inspecting the general reasons of disintegration between these two, particularly the regional grounds since 2005 to 2011. The hypothesis suggests the developments in Iraq, Lebanon and especially Bahrain as the most important regional drives for this disintegration as well as the both sides' effort to expand their authority in the region as the main regional cause for instability in their relations.

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  • Receive Date: 06 February 2012
  • Revise Date: 27 November 2013
  • Accept Date: 07 May 2012
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2013