Expert: What’s happening in Saudi Arabia?


Published: 10Nov2017

“Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilize the country.” (The Globe and Mail)

Rex Brynen, Political Science, McGill University

“Recent weeks have seen both a consolidation of power by Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, and intensification of Saudi-Iranian tensions. Both developments could have profound implications for the Middle East.”—Rex Brynen

Professor Brynen’s research interests are Middle East politics: Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon; Arab-Israeli peace process; regional conflict, security and development in the Middle East; authoritarianism and democratization in the Arab world. 

Rex.brynen [at] (English)