An escalation of Iranian belligerence will undercut Saudi Arabia’s security, as Yemen is likely to be the first area where Tehran will flex its military muscles.
Turkey’s current stabilization role is upheld by selective tactical partnerships with regional actors possessing similar geopolitical objectives.
The potential for tension between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is illustrated by an increasing number of foreign-policy disagreements.
Moscow can be an effective mediator in the conflict.
Moscow has taken a major step forward in its quest for durable recognition as a great power in the Middle East.
Washington can butt in between Riyadh and Cairo.
They’re on opposite sides in Syria—but that’s not stopping Putin.
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