Erdogan’s Failure on the Nile

2019 Jun 02

How Turkeys president went from being a regional Islamist leader in the Arab Spring to sharing Qatars role as the Middle Easts odd man out.


Saudi Arabia wants to dump nuclear waste on the Qatari border to make its archenemy an island

2018 Apr 10

The two nations have been locked in a crisis since the imposition of a Saudi led diplomatic blockade on Qatar


Qatar 'maybe' supported al-Qaeda in Syria, says former PM

2017 Oct 31

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani said that if there had been a relationship with Al-Nusra Front, the support eventually came to an end


Activists and Gulf crisis turn Qatar into potential model of social change

2017 Oct 27

Qatar became the first autocratic Gulf state to engage with its critics rather than refusing to talk to them and barring them entry to the country


Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of 'politicizing' Hajj over pilgrim restrictions

2017 Jul 29

National Human Rights of Qatar Council says it has filed a complaint with the UN over the restrictions placed on Qataris


Iran: Why has Qatar Approached Us?

2017 Jul 17

fear of Saudi Arabia drove recent Qatari policy and emphasizes the importance of the Qatari-Saudi border dispute


Qatar Crisis: Worst Case Scenarios

2017 Jul 10

The origins of the tensions stretch back decades probably generations in the minds of the main characters


Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action

2017 Jul 03

Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani rejects demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates


The siege of Qatar isn’t working

2017 Jun 24

The tiny emirate is well placed to hold out for a good while yet


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