“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] mcgill.ca (English)