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The Qatar crisis offers a window into feuding within the Trump administration - Washington Post

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Turning up the heat? -

The list of thirteen demands given to Qatar on Friday by Saudi Arabia and the UAE does not represent a serious attempt to settle the conflict. Even so, a split in the Gulf Cooperation Council seems unlikely. By Anna Sunik. share1 · tweet · +10 · share ...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 »

Is Al Jazeera at the heart of the GCC crisis? -

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. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play ...and more »

Mattis and Tillerson are trying to soothe a crisis in the Persian Gulf, but Trump keeps picking on a US ally - Business Insider

Trump Orb Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, and President Donald Trump at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh. Saudi Press Agency. In early June, several Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, cut ...and more »

Qatar's isolation disrupts regional research - Nature Middle East

On June 5, Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of funding terrorist organisations and abruptly severed ties with its neighbour, cutting diplomatic relations and imposing a trade and travel ban, as well as blocking Qatari access to Saudi ports and airspace ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Share. The Horn of Africa is already feeling increased stress on regional relations, and faces the potential for heightened instability, as a ...and more »