Accession Number : ADA512530


Title :   Iran and Saudi Arabia: Potential for Conflict or Uneasy Peace?


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Sundys, Darren A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512530.pdf


Report Date : 11 Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia has been a tenuous one since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. This study investigates the type of threat Iran poses to Saudi Arabia and how the Saudi government will respond. The threat is not just a military one. Iran also poses a threat to the Saudi economy and its political stability. In short, Iran seeks regional dominance and Saudi Arabia is standing in its way. The Iranian government has rebuilt its military, sponsored violent organizations like Hezbollah, and threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. These actions threaten the security of Saudi Arabia as well as its legitimacy in the Arab world. The evolving relationship of these two nations will continue to impact the Middle East and possibly the world.


Descriptors :   *STABILITY , *ECONOMICS , *THREATS , *SAUDI ARABIA , *IRAN , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , BAHRAIN , CRUDE OIL , WAR POTENTIAL , CONFLICT , THESES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , EXPORTS , NATIONAL SECURITY , HORMUZ STRAIT , TERRORISTS , FOREIGN POLICY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE