Tag Archives: Gulf crisis

Arab World in Disarray

July 24, 2017 The competition between Tehran and Riyadh for regional supremacy attracts a lot of international attention. Precision forecasts in today’s turbulent and unpredictable Middle East remain risky. However, in retrospect, one cannot but observe that the trend has … Continue reading

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Gulf Crisis and Turkey (3)

July 2, 2017 After a few days of make-believe mediation between the parties, Turkey has become Qatar’s staunchest supporter in the Gulf crisis. Because, the thirteen-point ultimatum presented to Qatar also includes the immediate termination of Turkish military presence in … Continue reading

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On Turkey and the Middle East

June 24, 2017 In the fall of 1966, I took a series of exams to join the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Among other things, we were asked to comment on a widely used metaphor, “Turkey is a bridge between East and … Continue reading

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Middle East of Inconsistencies

June 19, 2017 “Pact of the League of Arab States” defines the purpose of the League as achieving close collaboration between Member States to safeguard their independence and sovereignty. Articles 5. and 6. of the Pact state the following:

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The Gulf Crisis and Turkey (2)

June 12, 2017 On June 9, 2017, in a statement on the Middle East, Secretary Tillerson said: “… As we combine efforts to defeat the military, financial, and ideological support of terrorists, we expect to see progress in the Arab … Continue reading

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The Gulf Crisis and Turkey

June 7, 2017 On June 5, 2017 Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen’s UN-backed government, the eastern government of divided Libya and the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar over allegations of support for terrorism. In addition, … Continue reading

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