Qatar’s Isolation

The Hindu, June 15, 2017

Nasima Khatoon is a research intern at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

The recent diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Arab states — like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt — has again highlighted the geopolitical significance of the region beyond the oil factor. It emerged as a result of an allegation that the small gas-rich country supports and funds terror through its support of Iran and Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist political group outlawed by both Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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