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):

Report Date:

2009-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE