Ending the Iran-Saudi Cold War

Saudi leaders must understand that Iran, regardless of its government, will always play a major regional role. This is primarily due to its structural characteristics, its strategic location and size, its demographics and natural resources, and a millennia-spanning history of unbroken statehood. Today, Iran is a nation of 80 million, endowed with the world’s largest combined oil and natural gas reserves, an increasingly diversified economy, self-reliance in key economic and security matters, and a highly educated population.

Ending the Iran-Saudi Cold War,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian and Sina Toossi, LobeLog, September 19, 2016.

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