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Saudi and Iran: how our two countries could make peace and bring stability to the Middle Eas Eyad Alrefai - 19th Jun 2019

Relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic o...

SWAR project featuring SEPAD fellows publishes special issue on Sectarianism and Regime Formation Morten Valbjørn - 19th Apr 2019

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 19, 1 (2019) - Specia...

Iranian revolution: world’s reactions show that, four decades on, tensions remain as high as ever Dr. Simon Mabon - 4th Mar 2019

The 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution in February 1...

What We Do

The Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project based at Lancaster University’s Richardson Institute is a collaborative project aimed at understanding the conditions that give rise to sectarian violence and proxy conflicts.

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Oil in Saudi-Iranian Relations Sukru Cildir - 26th Aug 2019

Since the mid-1960s, oil has been the most popular energy resource of th...

De-Sectarianization: Some initial thoughts Dr. Simon Mabon - 19th Aug 2019

In recent months, a number of academics and commentators have begun to r...

Saudi-Iran Literature Dr. Simon Mabon - 15th Jul 2019

Below are resources looking at the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran...

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