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How Egypt Wound Up in the Centre of a GCC Dispute on Qatar

Egypt is at the ideological center of the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.


Market Watch Blog AGSIW | Karen E. Young | Aug 23, 2017


Egypt is at the ideological center of the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, Egypt has been a bellwether for both political and economic reform in the wider Middle East and North Africa. It is also the focal point of experimental efforts of the gulf states to exercise policies of financial and political intervention. How the current GCC crisis unfolds in Egypt can tell us much about the new norms of foreign intervention — whether economic, political or military — in the region.


This article was originally published by the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/23/how-egypt-wound-up-in-the-center-of-a-gulf-corporation-council-dispute-on-qatar/

Dr Karen E Young is a former senior resident scholar at the AGSIW. She is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and a senior advisor at Castlereagh Associates.


 

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