Staff writer, SF
Recently, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made domestic changes, ramped up tensions with Iran, and criticized the Houthis in Yemen, as well as Hezbollah in Lebanon.
However, there had been a quieter Saudi campaign unfolding regarding Iraq's Shia. It appears that Saudi Arabia is attempting to mend its historically antagonistic relations with Iraq's Shia at Iran's expense. With the goal of undermining Iranian dominance in the country, the Saudis seem to be taking advantage of fissures within the Iraqi elite.