Search: Qatar,Iran (12 materials)


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... solved as the recent meeting in Riyadh for the GCC was attended by the foreign minister, and there are no indicators that the dispute will be settled any time soon due to Doha's steadfast stance. Moreover as the recent regional developments indicate that Qatar is trying to approach Iran at the expense of its GCC neighbours in order to be an alternative business hub if war erupts between Iran and the US with its other GCC allies. Furthermore, Qatar intensifies its contacts with Iran and broadens its cooperation in a bid to advocate ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... Iran, while Saudi Arabia and Iran have hostile relationships. Iran is responsible for creating great levels of instability in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in general. Some people in the Gulf question the loyalty of Qatar because of its relationships with Iran. How is Qatar coping with the boycott? It is not coping very well and has to import more from Turkey and Iran. The truth is that it always has been a small actor in these relationships. In the Gulf region, while the other countries are collaborating for their ...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... the gas market. In particular, United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry stated last year that massive U.S. LNG supplies to India would help reduce the mutual trade imbalance. Tensions in the Middle East, the Saudi-led coalition’s blockade of Qatar, the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the threat of new sanctions against Iran all undermine buyers’ confidence in the reliability of Gulf supplies and force them to look elsewhere for their gas. In particular, the United States has demanded that buyers of Iranian hydrocarbons stop purchasing from that country by November ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... Iran. After Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain accused Qatar (and Qatari individuals) of supporting the Moslem Brotherhood and Hamas, among other “terrorist” groups, including the Islamic State — in addition to accusing Qatar of working closely with Iran. Saudi Arabia’s 13 demands on Qatar — with Turkey backing up Qatar — appear eerily reminiscent of Austro-Hungarian demands on Serbia in July 1914 not to support terrorist groups such as the Black Hand of that epoch. Could conflicts in the ...


Second Qatar Crisis: Causes and Possible Solutions

... President’s visit to Saudi Arabia in late May 2017. Washington’s stance on the issue may well have been influenced by Israel. Tel Aviv, displeased with Doha’s support of Hamas, had expressed its concerns about a possible rapprochement between Iran and Qatar, especially over their joint support for the Palestinian group. Players’ Interests and Possible Manoeuvres As far as future developments are concerned, Qatar’s opponents may have various scenarios in mind. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are probably ...


Qatar Сrisis: What’s Next?

... completely opposite side of the trenches. Yet, now that the crisis has broken out, the Turkish parliament promptly decided to dispatch the contingent (reportedly, up to 3,000 troops), but the purpose of its presence hardly appears to be for the protection of Qatar from Iran. The move by the ruling Justice and Development Party might, though, be fraught with serious consequences in a critical situation for President Recep Erdogan, who sees the Qatari rulers as his closest allies in the region. Through the mouth of Vice-Chairman ...


The smog of war

... western media focuses on China as a major polluter, no city in China is on the "Top 20." India has the distinction of having 13 cities among the "Top 20" Most Polluted Cities" list developed by the WHO. .Pakistan has 3, Turkey, Qatar, Bangladesh and Iran each have one on the list. Ironically, western business media has been buzzing up India as the "rockstar" of the Asian economy. heaping praise on prime minister Narendra Modi for policies that now have the nation growing faster than ...


The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... and the real possibility of the rebels not being able to hold out in the long term puts some real pressure on Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. These three states mainly have been active from the start of the conflict and have donated an increasing volume ... ... the moderate rebels against Bashar in light of possible significant losses, the potential for domestic blowback in allowing Iran to achieve its aims would be a serious issue. There has been plenty of talk and rumors of the moderate rebels possibly receiving ...


Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part II: Syria

... Syria, with both 2012 and 2013 each seeing extreme escalations in violence and lethality. Foreign Shiite militias joined the Iranian government’s and Lebanese Hezbollah’s well-trained militia forces (both Shiite as well) already aiding and ... ... Syria. As the situation kept deteriorating, at some points in 2012 the CIA began helping U.S. allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar vet and identify rebels moderate enough to recommend them for military support and Obama secretly authorized both covert ...


In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... projects off the ground are all designed, in no small part, to allow us to limit/lessen our relationship with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf countries financing violent extremists and generally exporting negativity. The idea is that we can limit/reduce ... ... into being an apartheid-like political pariah within the Western world. 4.) There’s a good chance for a thaw/deal with Iran in the near future. More than any president since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Obama has shown an energy and a willingness ...


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