The Middle East’s Big Dilemma: Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

Nearly every tension across the Middle East — from the war in Syria to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar to the United States backing out of the Iran nuclear deal — seems to hinge on the rising animosity between largely Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing a generational shift with the rise of its new, young leader Mohammed bin Salman. What does it take to understand the long-running shadow war between the two powers — and where are they taking us next?

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: World

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