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  • Qatar has been isolated by its Gulf neighbors with air, sea and land links severed.

  • One Qatari Businessman even plans to fly in 4,000 dairy cows to help supply milk.

  • What caused the diplomatic rift?

  • A Saudi-led alliance claims Qatar is funding terrorism

  • and wants it to distance itself from Iran.

  • Iran is Saudi Arabian's main rival.

  • They've been on opposite sides of conflicts from Syria to Yemen.

  • The Qataris deny the terrorism charge and accuse Saudis of seeking to dominate the region

  • What is Qatar's standing in the Middle East?

  • Qatar has tried to become a player in regional politics, which has upset its neighbors.

  • Unlike most Middle Eastern governments, it broadly supported the Arab Spring uprisings.

  • In addition, Qatar maintains cordial relations with Iran as its wealth depends on a shared gas field.

  • Where does the U.S. stand?

  • It's complicated. President Trump has backed the Saudis.

  • But there are 10,000 U.S. troops stationed at a crucial Qatar military base, used to fight Islamic State.

  • While Saudis are emboldened by closer U.S. ties

  • There's a risk alienating Qatar could push it towards a closer relationship with Iran.

Qatar has been isolated by its Gulf neighbors with air, sea and land links severed.

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カタール危機が中東を形作る可能性 (How the Qatar Crisis Could Shape the Middle East)

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    Lilian Chang に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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