SEPADPod with Banafsheh Keynoush - Iran Crisis Special

6th Jun 2019 by Simon Mabon

On this special episode of SEPADPod we look at recent events in the Persian Gulf amidst escalating tensions with Iran. Simon is joined by Banafsheh Keynoush, author of Saudi Arabia: Friends or Foes, and Lawrence Rubin, Associate Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (Georgia Tech) and author of Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics. Simon, Banafsheh and Lawrence talk through the roots of the crisis, considering the structural factors at play in the recent escalation, before offering a few strategies aimed at de-escalating tensions. An important and timely listen.