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Qatar Crisis: Worst Case Scenarios

James F. Jeffrey and Simon Henderson

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Cipher Brief

July 6, 2017

A dramatic response by Qatar could entail an appeal to the UN Security Council or, more dangerously, an attempt to play its military cards, both of which would carry risks for the United States.


The crisis between an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side, and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar on the other, shows no signs of abating. Qatar has responded to the list of 13 demands presented to Doha last month. At a meeting in Cairo on July 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE said they regretted Qatar's "negative" response to their list of demands, and restrictions they had imposed would continue...

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