Opinion piece on Qatar spat from Dr. Florence-Eid-Oakden, Chief Economist – “The Qatar-GCC rift is a bad precedent”


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist 

  • With a global back drop of record low tolerance for non-cooperation on combating terrorism, Qatar is being seen by the United States as “non-compliant”.
  • Undermining fledgling states is a bad precedent that compromises the process of institution building in a region where state partners are needed in the fight against terrorism.
  • As the only potentially effective mediator, the United States must deploy a steady hand, and a better understanding of the history of regional conflicts.

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