Presentation of Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat's new book

2020-02-28

Today, we had the honor to welcome Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, where he presented his new book “Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict”.The book argues that, in contrast to conventional wisdom that the rift between the two countries is primordial, inevitable and driven by sectarian tension, rapprochement between Riyadh and Tehran is possible and it sets out a realistic agenda for managing their intractable conflict. His research shows that effective peacebuilding would be achievable if the participating countries integrated their diplomatic efforts on three levels: government, Track Two and grassroots. We would like to express our gratitude to Ibrahim for the interesting presentation and the discussion on this important topic.