Israel: A strategic partner for the UAE?

Israel: A strategic partner for the UAE?

By Sigurd Neubauer November 9, 2017   Despite the city of Dubai’s remarkable success in transforming herself into a sprawling western-style financial hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) faced its most significant diplomatic crisis to-date in 2006. As American...
Qatar rides out the blockade

Qatar rides out the blockade

By Bill Law November 9, 2017   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 economy, but not nearly as much as the four had...
Social effects of the Qatar crisis

Social effects of the Qatar crisis

By Dr. Courtney Freer October 10, 2017   While the political dimensions of the four-month-old Qatar crisis have been analyzed at length – and largely echo those of the Council’s 2014 rift – there has been less scrutiny of the row’s social impact. The...
Pakistan and Qatar: constraints and dilemmas

Pakistan and Qatar: constraints and dilemmas

By Dr. Sulaiman Wasty September 15, 2017   Since June 5, 2017, Pakistan has faced what amounts to a Hobson’s choice. Saudi Arabia has been asking its fellow Sunni Muslim ally: “Are you with Qatar or with us?” While Islamabad has expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia...