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Long shadow of the Gulf crisis: Qatar emerges as key player in Gaza crisis

By James M. Dorsey Dug in for the long haul in its increasingly bitter dispute with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is emerging as a key player in efforts to prevent tension between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, from spinning out of control. …

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Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

By James M. Dorsey Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, has opened the door to challenges of the kingdom’s moral leadership of the Sunni Muslim world, …

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Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

By James M. Dorsey With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged what many in the Middle East have long said privately: the UAE’s recently-found assertiveness and determination to punch above its weight stems from …

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Pak-Turkish role in global politics

By Dr Ghayur Ayub This is the story of two Muslim states – Turkey and Pakistan. Both Sunni Muslims. Turkish follow spiritual Islam and Pakistanis traditionalist Islam. Also, Turkish people have free mindset as their ancestors ruled the world for centuries. Pakistanis have slave mentality as their ancestors were ruled …

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Saudi religious diplomacy targets Jerusalem

By James M. Dorsey A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world. The effort also serves …

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