qatar crisis

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

Activists and Gulf crisis turn Qatar into potential model of social change

Potential Qatari moves to become the first Gulf state to effectively abolish the region's onerous kafala or labour sponsorship system, denounced as a form of modern slavery, could produce a rare World Cup that leaves a true legacy of social and economic change.

October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

Gulf crisis broadens definitions of food security

Food security has taken on a new dimension almost five months into the Gulf crisis that pits a UAE-Saudi alliance against Qatar and for which there is no resolution in sight.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

Gulf Crisis: A lesson in reputation management

Lurking below the surface of the Gulf crisis, are rival, yet troubled, attempts by Qatar and its detractors to use sports to boost soft power and/or launder tarnished images of their autocracies.

July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017

A defiant Qatar stands its ground

The crisis that began in the Gulf on June 5, 2017 does not seem to be ebbing. In the meantime there have been some twists and turns in this sordid episode.

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

It's all about Al Jazeera Arabic!

Everyone hates a free press.” That was the best quote from a legendary journalist whom I admired. He was incarcerated for many years, labelled as a communist or worse, but he never wavered in his belief that a free press is the bedrock of any democracy.

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Gulf crisis set to escalate

The Gulf crisis that pits Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar is set to escalate with Doha certain to ignore Monday's deadline that it complies...

June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017

The longer the Gulf crisis lasts, the higher the stakes get

Saudi Arabia and the UAE appear to be contemplating and engineering some drastic action in Qatar with the stakes in the Gulf crisis so high that a negotiated solution may prove difficult, if not impossible.

June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017

Widening gulf between Gulf countries

Tension is again rising in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and its allies (mainly other Gulf countries) abruptly cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the region.

June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017

Qatar crisis: Indonesia may lose 50,000 tourists

The Indonesian government is predicting that the recent severing of ties between several Arab countries and Qatar would deal a blow to the archipelago’s tourism industry, with 50,000 expected tourists not showing up because of the crisis, a senior official said on Tuesday.