Turkey Prepares to Send Troops to Qatar in Conflict with Saudi Arabia
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Turkey Prepares to Send Troops to Qatar in Conflict with Saudi Arabia

After a coalition of Persian Gulf sheikdoms led by Saudi Arabia presented an ultimatum to Qatar on Monday and blockaded its economy, the Turkish parliament approved two military deals with Qatar, enabling deployments of the Turkish military to Qatar. Turkish forces will also train the Qatari gendarmerie. As part of an agreement signed between Ankara…

Persian Gulf – What is Happening in the Region?
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Persian Gulf – What is Happening in the Region?

The Persian Gulf region continues to surprise and keep the entire world community on its toes. Yet again, a dangerous tension in relations between a number of countries and Qatar has developed. Six Arab countries, namely Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Maldives, have announced their severance of diplomatic relations with…

Russia’s Reading on What’s at Stake in Qatar Crisis
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Russia’s Reading on What’s at Stake in Qatar Crisis

The diplomatic row around Qatar that is flaring up into something more serious caught many in Russia by surprise. Although disсontent with a number of Doha’s activities has been smoldering in the region for a while, it didn’t appear on most Russian experts’ radar screens largely because Russia didn’t expect the rivalry for Gulf Cooperation…

Qatar Crisis: Coup Attempts, the Politics of Revenge and the Dream of Becoming King
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Qatar Crisis: Coup Attempts, the Politics of Revenge and the Dream of Becoming King

“It’s difficult to see how things won’t get any worse; it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.” That was the stark warning given to me by a senior official from the Middle East who was sent by his country’s leader to try and mediate between Qatar and Saudi Arabia last…