The Qatar crisis has afforded Moscow opportunities to secure geopolitical gains in the Persian Gulf re
It has now been more than two weeks since Qatar was sanctioned by its neighbors, who have accused it of pursuing a destabilizing foreign policy. But despite brief food shortages, Qatar is in no imminent danger of economic or political collapse.
As pundits begin assessing U.S. President Barack Obama’s lasting legacy in the Middle East, the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal, will play a key role in defining it.
During Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972, Premier Zhou Enlai famously declined to answer a question about the historical impact of the French Revolution, protesting that it was still too early to draw firm conclusions.
Established in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.