Why key Arab countries have cut ties with Qatar — and what Trump had to do with it

As featured in The Washington Post

The Gulf Crisis


The closure of land borders and the disruption to air traffic will have serious consequences for the Qatari economy and its society that will quickly prove prohibitively expensive, even for a rich state like Qatar. And so, serious concessions will have to be made if relations in the GCC are to normalize to the usual levels of mutually suspicious friendship.