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Castigating the Qataris could wreck constructive diplomacy

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Published: 10 June 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

How the Qatar crisis could wreck years of quiet diplomacy - and hurt Israel – J.J. Goldberg – The Forward 07.06.17
Are Qatar’s actions those of a rogue state or a pattern of flexible, creative diplomacy with an eye toward building bridges?

Trump’s destabilisation of the Persian Gulf – Paul R. Pillar – LobeLog 09.06.17
There is much to be said for Qatar’s bridge-building diplomacy, including with Iran. Then along comes Donald Trump, preaching a message not of rapprochement and reconciliation, not of the need for countries that live in the same neighbourhood to share that neighbourhood, but instead a message of militancy, hostility, and isolation.

Related: Sunni rift - Saudi Arabia demands Qatar sever ties with Hamas


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