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Saudi-Iran rivalry threatens to upend Middle East politics

A shared hostility against Iran among Washington, Riyadh and Tel Aviv, along with growing domestic unrest and rising nationalism, could destabilise the region.

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Efforts by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to rally the Gulf Cooperation Council into an anti-Iran posture have fractured the organisation.

THE crystal ball for 2018 reveals that the Islamic heartland is where the winds of change now blow at gale force. Shifts in alliances around the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran have accelerated change, ensuring the region will witness greater conflict and uncertainty. On one side is Saudi

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