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How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

Sudan has been at the center of the diverging interests of wealthy Gulf states for many years. Having been close allies of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had longstanding business, military and political interests in the country...

What the End of the Gulf Crisis Means

What the End of the Gulf Crisis Means

The Gulf Cooperation Council's al-Ula summit in January was a historic moment in relations between Gulf Arab states. Antonino Occhiuto of Gulf State Analytics discusses the factors that led to the lifting of the blockade on Qatar and geopolitical implications for the wider region.

The Legal Routes for Resolving the Gulf Crisis

The Legal Routes for Resolving the Gulf Crisis

Since 2017, the blockade of Qatar has continued to have a profound impact on the country. Transportation routes have been disrupted, supply chains have been altered, and family and friends remain separated. In response, the Gulf state has deployed various legal mechanisms to resolve the ongoing...

Fake News Is Flaring Up in the Gulf

Fake News Is Flaring Up in the Gulf

Three years have passed since Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates imposed a blockade on Qatar. This dispute began with the hacking of the Qatar News Agency in order to make Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appear to be making highly controversial remarks.

Yemen Accuses Qatar of Stoking Sectarianism

Yemen Accuses Qatar of Stoking Sectarianism

Northern Yemen has become one of the latest theaters where tensions stemming from the Gulf crisis have reignited. In October, Yemen‘s UN-recognized government condemned Qatar for allegedly financing Houthi-produced textbooks that foment sectarianism.

How Qatar Has Fought the Blockade

How Qatar Has Fought the Blockade

In the face of an embargo, Qatar has challenged Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In June 2017, a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates formed a diplomatic and economic blockade against the state of Qatar. Yet rather than bringing Qatar to its knees, the crisis has...

The Shadowy World of Russian Hackers Just Got Murkier

The Shadowy World of Russian Hackers Just Got Murkier

None of what is known about the murky world of Russian hackers is conclusive, let alone produces a smoking gun. But what role does the Gulf play? The covert Qatari-Emirati cyberwar that helped spark the Qatar crisis may have just gotten murkier with the indictment of 12 Russian agents by US...

The Qatar Crisis Is Like a Game of Chess

The Qatar Crisis Is Like a Game of Chess

The Qatar crisis, even without Turkey joining the fray, was putting fragile peace arrangements in the Horn of Africa at risk. The Qatar crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fueling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn — a region...

Qatar Crisis Leads to Trouble in Sports

Qatar Crisis Leads to Trouble in Sports

The FIFA World Cup is not the only problem when it comes to the Qatar crisis. The Gulf crisis is the least of Qatar’s problems when it comes to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Beyond the fact that other Gulf states have sought to discredit Qatar as a host long before the diplomatic and boycott was...

Qatar Crisis Broadens Definitions of Food Security

Qatar Crisis Broadens Definitions of Food Security

The Qatar crisis has showed that size is no longer the only factor that determines a state’s ability to chart an independent course. Food security has taken on a new dimension in the Qatar crisis. The standoff pits an Emirati-Saudi alliance against Qatar, and there appears to be no end in...

Social Effects of the Qatar Crisis

Social Effects of the Qatar Crisis

The social effects of the Qatar crisis make it increasingly difficult to resolve. While the political dimensions of the four-month-old Qatar crisis have been analyzed at length — and largely echo those of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 2014 rift — there has been less scrutiny of the...

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