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Interview with Prof. Anoush Ehteshami on the Aramco Attacks

Following the attacks on the Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, earlier this week, Wikistrat conducted a special interview with Professor Anoush Ehteshami. Professor Ehteshami is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (IMEIS) at Durham University and an expert on Iran and the Persian Gulf. The interview discussed the motivations behind the attacks, its implications for the Arab Gulf States and the Saudi reaction to the attacks.


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Professor Anoush Ehteshami is Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He is also the Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in International Relations and Director of the HH Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Programme in International Relations, Regional Politics, and Security. He is, further, Director of the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (IMEIS) at Durham, one of the oldest and noted centres of excellence in Middle Eastern studies in Europe. He has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and served as a member of the WEF’s foremost body, the Global Agenda Councils, 2010-12, focusing on energy. He was Vice-President and Chair of Council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 2000-2003. He is Editor of two major book series on the Middle East and the wider Muslim world and is a member of Editorial Board of seven international journals.

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