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The Prospect Interview #122: The political rivalry that shaped the Middle East

Plus what happened to the Arab Spring

By Prospect Team  

Journalist Kim Ghattas joins the Prospect Interview to explain the political conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran—where did it come from, and how has it fundamentally transformed the region? She also talks about lessons from the Arab Spring, and why her own background growing up in Lebanon means she’s able to tell stories that challenge popular Western narratives. 

Kim’s book, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East, is published with Wildfire.


Find all episodes of the Prospect interview here

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