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The Secret Documents That Help Explain The Qatar Crisis

Qatar made a series of secret agreements with its Gulf neighbours in 2013 and 2014 barring support for opposition and hostile groups in those nations, as well as in Egypt and Yemen. The existence of the agreements has been known, but both the content and the documents themselves were kept secret due to the sensitivity of the issues involved and the fact that they were agreed in private by heads of state,.

Read Here – CNN

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Will Qatar’s Diplomatic Exile Spark The Next Great War?

Sarajevo 1914, Doha 2017? We could be at a historic moment akin to the assassination of the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which resulted in what became known as the Great War. This time, though, the possible clash is between a Saudi-United Arab Emirates force and Iran. Washington is going to have to act quickly to stop the march to war, rather than wait for the carnage to begin.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Why Tiny Qatar Angers Saudi Arabia And Its Allies

Saudi Arabia and three of its Arab allies cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, furious with what they see as the tiny emirate’s tolerant attitude toward Iran and Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Read Here – Bloomberg

The Muslim Brotherhood And The Question Of Terrorism

It’s fine to think that the group is bad, authoritarian, or illiberal. But the debate about designating it pits facts against ideology.

Read Here – The Atlantic

CIA Memo: Designating Muslim Brotherhood Could ‘Fuel Extremism’

Trump administration officials pushing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization face at least one significant obstacle: analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Read Here – Politico

Suez Canal II: The Sequel That Impresses No One

Sequels rarely match up to the original, most film buffs will tell you. But judging by the trailers and the blitz publicity campaign, Suez Canal II will be every bit as significant as its predecessor. Dubbed as Egypt’s “gift to the world“, today’s inaugural ceremony promises to “dazzle the world“. The spectacle will include an air and naval show, fireworks, folklore performances and even a performance of Verdi’s classic opera, Aida.

Read Here – Al jazeera

Nationalism Is Taking On A New Meaning In Saudi

Saudi nationalism can be defined as the idea of a single identity that acts as the social glue across the divisions within the kingdom. The Saudi historian Abd Allah Al Uthayman said it best: “In the first circle, I am a son of the Arabian peninsula. The regions of the peninsula were united under the kingdom. Hence, I am a Saudi.”

Read Here – The National

Where To Brotherhood?

On Saturday, 9 August 2014, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt entered another phase in its beleaguered political life.  The highest administrative court in Egypt, the Supreme Administrative Court, dissolved the political party of the Brotherhood in Egypt, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).  The Court also liquidated all of the FJP’s assets in an attempt to forfeit any further political ambitions and activities that the party, and more to the point the Brotherhood itself, might have in Egypt.

Read Here – Foreign Policy Journal

Battle Of Wits In Egypt

A cartoon portraying a mother asking her daughter what her fiancé does for a living, which was published in an Egyptian newspaper, says it all. “He’s a career revolutionary,” answers the smiling girl.

Read Here – Gulf News

In Egypt It’s Muslims Vs Muslim Brotherhood

Is the Muslim Brotherhood dying? In Egypt and throughout the Arab world, Brotherhood-affiliated parties are suffering an unprecedented series of setbacks that cast real doubt on the long-term viability of that version of Islamist politics.

Read Here – The National, Abu Dhabi

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