The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that killed two Iranian military commanders. What are the historical influences that have led to these tensions? What role, if any, should the United States play? Is using military force a viable foreign policy option for 2020 and beyond.
Facilitator: David Schwam-Baird, PhD
Dr. Schwam-Baird is an Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Florida. He specializes in Civil-Military Relations, Latin American International Relations, Middle Eastern International Relations, and Asymmetrical Conflict.
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