It started with Bahrain. The Gulf state severed ties with its neighbor, Qatar, a little more than a week ago, and multiple Arab states followed suit, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.
The Arab nations cite “terrorism and extremism” as the reason behind cutting off Qatar, all allegations Qatar denies.
For the latest on the crisis in the Gulf, CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.
To discuss solutions to the diplomatic crisis:
- Dave Marash, a former journalist for Al Jazeera.
- Faisal Al Shammeri, a political analyst and columnist for Al-Arabiya and other Saudi newspapers.
- Kaveh Afrasiabi, a political scientist and author of the upcoming book, Iran Nuclear Accord and the Re-Making of the Middle East.
- Tawfik Hamid, an Islamic thinker and reformer and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt.
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