With Joe Biden, a long-time supporter of Iran Nuclear Deal taking office, the dynamic in West Asia is set for another change. It is believed that Iran and Saudi Arabia have already begun negotiations. With strategically sensitive topics such as the Yemen War still looming large, how will these talks pan out?
Mark Kinra, Jacob Zucker and Sugandh P Ojha discuss the natural rivalry between Iran and UAE induced by geography, the Abraham Accords signed by UAE and Israel, and Iran’s shifting of gears in response.
The UAE’s leadership has calculated that the looming threat of Iranian aggression outweighs the possible backlash at this (UAE-Israeli) diplomatic coup at home and in regional conclaves such as GCC and the Arab League.
If the news that Iran wants to drop India from its Chabahar-Zahedan rail project to favour China is true, then it is as good (rather, bad) as shooting Iran shooting itself in the foot and prove to set in motion the beginning of its downfall.