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The Palace Intrigue at the Heart of the Qatar Crisis - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Saudis don't believe the young emir of Qatar is really running the country — and they're looking for regime change. By Simon Henderson. | June 30, 2017, 3:40 PM. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani speaks during a press conference ...and more »

Qatar/Saudi Arabia: Allow Man Trapped at Border to Enter - Human Rights Watch

Zayed al-Marri has been trapped on the border of Qatar with Saudi Arabia since June 17, 2017. © 2017 Private. (Beirut) – Qatar should admit a man trapped on the border with Saudi Arabia since June 17, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Qatari ...and more »

Why Al Jazeera is under threat - The Economist

WERE it not for Saudi intolerance, there might never have been Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news channel. In its formative days the Qatari-funded station struggled to find good staff. Then Saudi Arabia kicked the BBC's irritatingly ...and more »

Is Al Jazeera at the heart of the GCC crisis? - Aljazeera.com

We examine whether the media network is at the heart of the ongoing crises in the Middle East. 01 Jul 2017 22:17 GMT Media, GCC, Al Jazeera, Censorship, Middle East · Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded ...and more »

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country - The Straits Times

Qatar's experience reminds Singapore of the need for small states to behave like small states, and to cherish regional and international institutions. As a long-time student of geopolitics (for over 46 years), I am rarely surprised by geopolitical ...and more »

Qatar copies rival Saudi's 'investment diplomacy' - Daily Mail

President Donald Trump may accuse Qatar of sponsoring terrorism, but that did not stop the wealthy emirate this week from lighting up the Empire State building in the national colors of the Middle Eastern nation. Trump -- who himself once tried to ...and more »

Qatar: Saudi Arabia is taking a chance – and Iran could be the ultimate winner - The Conversation UK

Meysam Tayebipour does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Lancaster ...and more »

How Can the Qatar Crisis Be Resolved? - The New Yorker

Qatar shares a border with Saudi Arabia, pictured here, and, when the tiny, gas-rich Gulf nation pursues foreign policy, it sometimes seems influenced by an instinct to irritate Riyadh. Photograph by Karim Jaafar / AFP / Getty. Earlier this month ...and more »

Gulf Crisis Is Leading to Difficult Choices in the Horn of Africa - Chatham House

The foreign ministers of Somalia and Qatar hold a joint press conference on 25 May. Photo: Getty Images. The Horn of Africa is already feeling increased stress on regional relations, and faces the potential for heightened instability, as a result of ...and more »

Saudi Arabia Appoints New Crown Prince, Gulf States Issue Demands for Qatar, and Eastern Syria Is Getting Crowded - Lawfare (blog)

After two years of grooming, Saudi Arabia's King Salman last week appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, to be next in line for the crown. The decision cuts out the current crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, who has worked closely with the United ...and more »