Qatar Rides Out the Blockade

November 20, 2017

The message coming from Qatar is that the economy is resilient and the country will survive the embargo. The air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt — otherwise known as the “quartet” — has significantly impacted Qatar’s...

Managing Reputations in the Gulf

July 29, 2017

The media and public diplomacy war between Qatar and its Gulf detractors is escalating. Expect to see some hidden skeletons revealed. Lurking below the surface of the Gulf crisis are rival, yet troubled attempts by Qatar and its detractors to use sports to boost soft power and/or launder...

Fake News Shines Spotlight on Psychological Warfare

July 19, 2017

Aside from the fake news stories, the UAE and Qatar have been at it for a while. Revelations about two incidents of Gulf-related fake news shine a spotlight on a long-standing psychological war between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, as well as both states’ seemingly repeated and competing...