The forging partnership between Turkey and the Arab States of the Persian Gulf has aimed in part to thwart efforts by Iran to expand its regional influence. Unable to forge a steady alliance with Ankara, Tehran uses it as buffer against the hostile currents it faces from the the Gulf Arab states. This grants Turkey a central role to manage regional conflicts between Iran and the Gulf Arabs. It also presents it with the wider Iranian challenge that aims to build a wedge between Ankara and the Gulf Arabs. How this dynamic plays out can determine the outcome of the regional conflicts these players face.
LISD Lunch Seminar Series: Iran's Challenge and Opportunity for Turkey and the Gulf Arab States
Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 12:00 pm
012 Bendheim Hall
Princeton Faculty and Researchers
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies