Prospects for Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement
Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Ian Black, Middle East Editor, The Guardian
The speaker will consider the extent to which the Saudi-Iranian 'cold war' is exacerbating other conflicts in the Middle East, and fuelling Sunni-Shia sectarianism. She will assess whether the Iranian nuclear negotiations and the common interest in fighting Islamic State could be a basis for a rapprochement between the two powers, and the implications this would have for international security, energy and Middle Eastern politics.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.