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Saudi Arabia, Iran and Middle East - A Dilemma
The Middle East encountering a time of dynamic
change, testing the universal methodologies of each
nearby states. New challenges, opportunities, and dimensions are
emerging for the regional and extra-regional states which are
driving their foreign policies and making new alliances regionally.
Saudi-Iranian relations are one of the most significant competitions
characterizing the vital scene of the MENA (the Middle East and
North Africa) region. Both states have frequently carried on as
genuine opponents, particularly in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia is a
territorial business as usual power, while Iran frequently looks for
progressive changes all through the Gulf and the more extensive
Middle East with shifting notches of power. However, Saudi Arab
has strong relations with US and European powers while Iran
views the United State as a most hazardous adversary. This article
would examine competition of both states through the content
analyses and pragmatist approach, and it will develop analytical
thinking about methodologies inside the setting of the contention.
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and IR. nternational Islamic University. Islamabad, Pakistan.
PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Muhammad Shoaib Malik
Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.