Monday, June 27, 2011

WSJ: Saudi Arabia now in 'Cold War' with Iran

According to a recent report in the' Wall Street Journal , there is now a 'Cold War' between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia is also in an open and serious diplomatic dispute with Indonesia which is the most populous Muslim-majority ('and Sunni-predominant') country on earth. Moreover, Pakistan and Afghanistan' officially attended' a conference held in Tehran although Saudi Arabia requested them not to be there. Saudi Arabia's grand geostrategy to isolate and contain Iran does not seem to be working very well so far, even among countries which are Muslim-majority and Sunni-predominant like Afghanistan or Pakistan, although its preeminence among smaller and closer Gulf Arab nations such as Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, is still solid.