The showdown with Qatar is forcing all Middle Eastern countries to pick sides — and leaving two of them in the lurch.
Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda.
But strategic dialogues don’t come cheap.
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Sen. Todd Young lifts a hold on the president’s pick for the next State Department legal advisor, after extracting a promise to review Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen.
In Haiti, it took seven years for the number of cholera cases to surpass 800,000. In Yemen, it’s taken several months.
The showdown in the Gulf shows no signs of ending. And there don’t seem to be any clear winners emerging.
The more Iran’s economy is bolstered by large-scale Western business deals, the harder it will be for the United States to deploy sanctions effectively.
The secretary of state will spend this week shoring up Kuwaiti efforts to end the GCC-Qatar showdown.
Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have given Qatar until Monday to comply with a list of demands that are unreasonable at best. So where does it go from here?
Qatar, meanwhile, maintains there is no basis to the other Arab states' claims.
Dromedaries are the latest victims of the feud among Gulf states.
U.S. investigators think Moscow planted fake news to start a fight, and have been on the ground in Doha.