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The curious timing of the Qatar crisis

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 | Sigurd Neubauer, Contributor

The latest Middle East crisis, the rift between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation Council partners, has come at a sensitive time for the Gulf states.

In wake of Trump visit, Saudi-led Sunni bloc already splintering

Tuesday, May. 30, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Less than two weeks after Trump's summit in Saudi Arabia, "Arab NATO" is showing signs of division due to fears of widening the regional political divide and doubts over Washington's reliability.

Delivering $1 billion aid to Yemen faces difficulties

Wednesday, May. 31, 2017 | Amal Nasser, Contributor

More than $1 billion in humanitarian aid has been pledged by international partners for Yemen, but whether it can be delivered is a separate issue.

Saudis hope to halt extremism with ‘terrorist rehab’

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Fernande van Tets , Contributor

Saudis seek to modify the thoughts and behaviors of former members of terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State via rehabilitation programs, but some worry it isn't working.

'Fake news' sparks real crisis in the Gulf

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Controversial statements reported by Qatar's state news agency and later attributed to a hack have revealed deep tension among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Saudis trumpet Trump

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia gives US President Donald Trump the fully rolled out red carpet treatment in hopes of getting heightened US action against Iran.

What Saudi leaders expect from Trump’s visit

Friday, May. 12, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudi officials see an opportunity to gain influence in the Middle East when US President Donald Trump visits their country later this week.

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