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Navigating Middle East politics, between chaos and stability, between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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There's been a hope that the Iranians, back in the geopolitical game after successfully negotiating a nuclear deal with the US, and the Saudis who feel emboldened after the counterrevolution against the Arab Spring, were going to settle into a tense but predictable geopolitical order, and that would lead to a reversal of the spiraling chaos in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya... I can go on with that list.

The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris examines the domestic political context around Middle East following Saudi Arabia's execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, where Saudi Arabia and Iran try to maintain stability amid protests, trashed embassies, non-proxy players exploiting sectarian conflicts for power plays, and unstable alliances between the remaining states that are still states.

 

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Kevan Harris is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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