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Dr Simon Mabon

Research Associate

Dr Simon Mabon is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. His research explores the International Relations of the Middle East, with a particular focus upon religion, sovereignty, and political violence within the Persian Gulf. He is a member of management committee of the Richardson Institute at Lancaster University and is also the dissemination co-ordinator for the Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA), of which the FPC is a member. He is the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Soft power rivalry in the Middle East, (London: I.B. Tauris, 2012) along with 'The Battle for Bahrain: Iranian-Saudi rivalry', Middle East Policy, Vol.19 No.2, 2012, and 'Kingdom in Crisis: Saudi Arabia, Instability and the Arab Spring', Contemporary Security Policy, 2012. He is also on Twitter @drmabon

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