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#WeDemandQatar - the internet trolls Saudi demands

24 June, 2017

The rationale behind Saudi's demands are hard to comprehend, let-alone quantify. Twitter caught on, and could not resist taking a jab.

Saudi-UAE demands challenge the fundamentals of international relations

23 June, 2017

Comment: The Saudi-UAE list of demands would effectively place Qatar under guardianship, and undermine the principle of freedom of expression and national sovereignty, writes James Dorsey.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

23 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

21 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Lebanon's political crisis drags on with third term extension

20 June, 2017

Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Jo Schietti.

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

20 June, 2017

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive element' in the region, writes Erick Viramontes.

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

15 June, 2017

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the regional line, writes Barak Barfi.

America brings in the big guns to southern Syria

14 June, 2017

The US is boosting its presence in southern Syria where it is backing anti-IS forces and also providing a welcome deterrent to nearby pro-Assad regime militias.

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

13 June, 2017

Analysis: While Iraq's drinking culture is not as open and vibrant as it once was, there are bright embers of that dying fire still glowing brightly, writes Paul Iddon.

The UAE strategy in the Gulf

13 June, 2017

Comment: The UAE has acted as a primary catalyst in the Gulf diplomatic crisis since its onset and appears particularly keen to see the rift continue, writes Khalil al-Anani.

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