What are the causes of the conflict in the Middle East?

The struggle for power in the Middle East never seems to end. Saudi Arabia and Iran - two of the biggest oil countries in the world - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance: mainly in Syria and Yemen. What are the causes of the conflict in the Middle East? Is it the Sykes-Picot Agreement, in which the region was divided into British and French spheres of influence? Or the religious Sunni-Shia divide. Or is it the US presence and influence? And what could bring stability to the region?

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Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Please note that this lecture will be taught in English.

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