The two-month old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword.
The arms race in the Middle East sparked by the Gulf crisis and North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs are closely connected.
Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.
Unlike its neighbors, Qatar has continued to do well ranked by perceived corruption.
Crisis puts future of Saudi reforms and GCC in doubt.
America’s much-vaunted checks and balances do not really apply to U.S. foreign policy. That is a big problem.
Prince Mohammed could well prove to be the figure that provides Saudi Arabia with a path to the future. But it is a very big gamble.
Donald Trump has no idea that the principal source of support, financial and ideological, that Salafist terrorists use has Saudi Arabia written all over it.
Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf.