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Maysam Behravesh

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring of 2019 as a research fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Lund University in Sweden.    

All articles of Maysam Behravesh

Middle East

The sectarian dimension

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are instrumentalising religious doctrines for political purposes

Geo-strategic danger

How sanctions can cause war

The European attempt to circumvent US sanctions against Iran may prove too little, too late

Civil strife

Shifting alliances

Saleh’s death does not indicate a fast end of Yemen’s civil war

Weapons of mass destruction

Nuclear obsession

North Korea’s leadership is keen on weapons of mass destruction

Fundamentalist ideologies

Competing Islamisms

Ideological differences contribute to current tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Sunni-Shia conflict

Saudi Arabia destroys Yemen

War in Yemen: A corollary of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran

Middle East

Scrambling against decline

Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iran stance looks desperate

Faith-based regime

“Shias support underdogs”

How the regime in Tehran ticks

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